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Morton Levine

LEVINE: Morton Levine, on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Beloved husband of Betty Krasnopoler Levine. Beloved father of Barbara (Howard) Weiner and Andrea (Peter) Rockland. Brother of the late Helen A. Levine. Grandfather of Hannah (Avi) Jerushalmy, Noah and Leo Weiner, Sophia and Tia Rockland. Mort Levine was born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 11, 1929, to Minnie and Abe Levine. He and his older sister Helen were raised in the small town of Ingram, Pennsylvania, where his parents owned a grocery store, and later moved to Imperial, before meeting his wife of 57 years, Betty Krasnopoler Levine, and settling in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he majored in biology, then served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. He was employed by the University of Pittsburgh for over 40 years, where he was lab director for Dr. Bernard Fisher, a prominent professor of surgery, leading his cancer research program. Mort was an active member of Rodef Shalom Congregation for many years and gave generously to a wide range of charitable causes. He was an enthusiastic amateur photographer, gardener, an avid bridge player and a passionate lifelong Steelers fan. He will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors at Weinberg Terrace. Graveside service and interment will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Sharsheret Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 2G, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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