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Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center

1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

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Julius Laszlo Levatich

March 30, 1931May 19, 2014

Levatich, Julius Laszlo (Jay), 83 of Deerfield Beach Florida passed away peacefully on May 19, 2014. Julius was born March 30, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary to the late Dr. Julius and Dr. Magda (Radni) Levatich. Jay, his sister, Magda and parents left everything behind in Hungry during WWII to escape from the Russians in December of 1944 and spent a difficult 5 years traveling thru Austria and Germany. In 1950, they were sponsored by a family in the United States and made the crossing in an old Army Liberty Ship arriving in New York, then becoming United States Citizens in 1951. Jay attended Orange Community College in New York to study Pre-Engineering where in 1952 he was named Athlete of the Year for lettering in Soccer, Wrestling, and Cross Country. He also attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He then proceeded to Johns Hopkins University and received his Masters. He was in the U. S. Army overseas in the Europe Theatre from 1955-1959 attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant and during that time directed Elvis Presley’s transportation. Jay worked in the Space Industry most of his life and was an expert in Satellite Communication Systems. He had "top secret" clearance from the US Government. Jay retired from Lockheed Martin Missile and Space Division but during his career also was employed by RCA, The Bendix Corporation, Intelsat Corporation and Comsat Corporation. Jay was always an athlete and was an accomplished Tennis player and golfer up until he was 82. He was preceded in death by his loving wives, Ruth Quirk and Jane Milstead, as well as his granddaughter Megan Karn. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Robert (Buck) Karn of Maryland , his sister and brother-in-law, Magda and Stuart Martin of Massachusetts and many dear friends . Graveside services will be held Friday, June 6, 2014, 11:30am at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth. Please use Lane 3 upon arrival to the cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Jay’s memory to the Florida Humane Society, 3870 North Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33073 or visit www. floridahumanesociety.org, 954-974-6152

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, June 6, 2014

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June 7, 2014

Jay-
We all love you and will see you in heaven a little later. Rest in Peace my friend.
Doug

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY