Larry Levine, well-known Vineyard businessman and the retired owner of Vineyard Dry Goods, died peacefully at his home in Henderson, Nev., on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. He was 84.
He was born on August 18, 1933, to David and Ida (Brickman) Levine. The Levines owned and operated the Vineyard Dry Goods store in Vineyard Haven for more than 60 years, beginning in 1931. It was formerly H.L. Tilton’s dry goods store.
He attended Boston University and graduated from the college of business administration in 1955. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
Larry was known on the Island as an avid bridge player and teacher, who also enjoyed playing tennis. In 1985 he was honored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services for his contributions to the organization.
He was a southern Nevada resident for over 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepdaughter, Cindy DiPietro. He is survived by Helen, his beloved wife of 38 years; two daughters, Amy Levine Roberts and Sarah Levine; son Jimmy Levine; stepson Larry Scherzer; two sons-in-law, Scott Roberts and Dr. Neal Foman; brother Robert Levine, D.D.S., and his wife Barbara; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Alexa, Mark, Jake, Michael, and Robin.
Funeral services were held in Las Vegas, Nev.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center in Vineyard Haven. Light refreshments will follow.