Kathleen Levin died peacefully on Dec. 12, surrounded by her loving family: husband, Mike, sons Eric and Eliot, her daughters-in-law Keri and Sarah, and grandsons: Lucas and Parker. She was 69 years old and married to Mike for 47-and-a-half years.
Kathy was one of a kind. She was the epitome of caring, always putting the interests of others before hers. Every day she showed compassion, empathy and love. Kathy lit up a room with her beautiful face, contagious laugh and infectious smile. She was one of the sweetest people and anyone who met her felt her gentleness and her sense of quiet strength.
She was an incredibly supportive wife, devoted mother, and grandmother, who created a wonderful family life for her family. She was a huge fan of Eric and Eliot; attending their basketball and baseball games and school activities, volunteering at Eric’s beer festivals, seeing every movie in which Eliot worked, and attending her grandsons’ activities. Kathy retired from teaching to take care of her grandsons shortly after their birth.
Kathy received a degree in childhood education from Florida State University and fulfilled her life goal of being an elementary school teacher. She taught her entire career at the kindergarten and first grade levels at private, public and religious schools in six different cities. In Portage, Mich., Kathy and her best friend started their own school: Hillandale Creative Preschool. She served as the first Principal at Temple Bnai Shalom in Burke, Va. She taught at Peachtree Elementary School in Peachtree Corners, Ga. and for 27 years at the Sunday school at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell, Ga. She touched thousands of students over her lifetime and her legacy will persevere for generations.
She was an amazing cook and loved to entertain. Kathy won a cooking contest that got her on a local Atlanta TV show, “ATL & Company.”
She dealt bravely with Polycystic Kidney Disease for 40+ years. In June 2020, she was diagnosed with Stage 4, inoperable Cholangiocarcinoma, which she endured through COVID and demonstrated incredible strength to keep pushing it down the road until the terrible cancer beast took over. She will be missed by many.
A memorial service and celebration of life for Kathy will take place on Dec. 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell, Ga. During the service, streaming will be available through the Temple’s website.
In lieu of gifts of food or flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the “Kathy Levin Education Awards Funds” at Temple Beth Tikvah: http://www.bethtikvah.com. Click on Donate at the top and select this fund under “type.”
- Kathleen Levin
- Mike Levin
- Eric Levin
- Eliot Levin
- Keri Levin
- Sarah Levin
- Lucas Levin
- Parker Levin
- Florida State University
- Hillandale Creative Preschool
- Temple Bnai Shalom
- Peachtree Elementary School
- temple beth tikvah
- ATL & Company
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Kathy Levin Education Awards Funds