Ted Levy

June 15, 1930September 22, 2012

Ted Levy: Architect, Developer, Rear Admiral, and Family Man

Ted Levy was born on 6/15/30 in New York City. He grew up in Atlanta where he was a member of the last graduating class at Boys High in 1947. He then graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture and Structural Engineering. After graduating from Georgia Tech, Mr. Levy entered the United States Navy where he served on active duty for five years flying P2V antisubmarine planes over the North Atlantic. He remained in the Naval Reserves until he retired in 1987, with the exception of a second period of active duty during the Cuban missile crisis. He attained the rank of Rear Admiral, the highest rank possible for a reserve officer. Admiral Levy had many duties and involvements in the navy, including serving on the editorial board of the Naval Institute Press when they published Tom Clancy’s first novel “Hunt for Red October”. Mr. Levy was also a prominent architect and developer who had a considerable impact on the skyline of Atlanta. He was known for such buildings as Plaza Towers and Park Place on Peachtree, as well as numerous private homes and office buildings. In the 1980s, he was the largest rehabilitation architect/developer in Massachusetts, where he refurbished historic mills in towns including Boston, Lowell, Lancaster, Newton and North Andover. Mr. Levy had a life long love of ham radios and flying, including acrobatic flying. In suitable weather, he could be seen flying over Atlanta in his Stearman biplane. Mr. Levy had a loving family and is survived by his wife, Renata Lewy Levy, and 3 children, Kim Levy Huhman, Bret Levy and Keith Levy. “Teddy” was the devoted grandfather of Matt, Alex, Aaron and Grant. Mr. Levy is also survived by his sister, Claire Levy Frankel, of Connecticut. The family will host a celebration of the life of Ted Levy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the charity of your choosing.


Ted Levy

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October 4, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of God that excels all thought bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Phillipians 4:7

October 2, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


October 1, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Joseph McElrath

September 30, 2012

I don't know you but thanks for serving our country! You are a true American hero!


September 30, 2012

May God comfort your family during this time. The words at 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tell us to "pray incessantly." May you find comfort through prayer during this time.

September 30, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Amanda Dye

September 30, 2012

As the current GM of Plaza Towers,I have heard from several residents who appreciate his architectural vision for the lifestyle he created there. He left a wonderful legacy at Plaza Towers and for the Atlanta skyline.

PB (Psalm 34:18)

September 30, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ronald Fincher

September 29, 2012

Dear Renata, It is ith a heavy heart that I extend my sympathies on Ted's passing. He as the epitame of the officer and a gentleman.

Eleanor Winborne Murray

September 29, 2012

Kim, Renata and Family,
What a shining example of living life to the fullest your father/husband was. We should all be so lucky to have a person like that in our family. And all that time we carpooled together i had no idea what an imprint he was making on our city.
Hoping that as the pain lessens, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful memories you have. God bless you all.