OBITUARY

Albert Earnest Levak Ph.D.

January 12, 1922March 23, 2013

Albert E. Levak, Ph.D. East Lansing, Michigan

Albert E. Levak Ph.D. from East Lansing Michigan, died at the age of 91, on March 23, 2013 A long time resident of East Lansing, Albert was a professor at Michigan State University and was a keen Spartan football and basketball fan. Born in Pittsburg in 1922, Albert grew up in Etna, Pennsylvania. He enlisted and served with the 36th Division, was wounded in combat and discharged in 1945. Albert graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Social Science. He received his Teaching Certificate from Shippensburg State Teacher’s College. He obtained his Doctoral degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Michigan State University, where he was a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences. He married Lois Anne Johnson in 1951. She predeceased him in 1994. Albert is survived by his son and two daughters: Bruce, who lives with his wife Linda in North Carolina; Lisa Messner who lives in Lansing with her husband Jon; and Stina Beach who lives with her husband, Michael in Clarkson, Michigan. Albert is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Christoffer, Nicholas, Amy (Brian), Kim (Chad), Cory, Zachary (Stephanie), and Taylor. He also loved spending time with his 6 great grandchildren: Grace, Annie, Robbie, Alyssa, Jackson, and Aubrie. A Memorial Service will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing on Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Albert’s burial will follow in Cape Cod, Massachusetts at a later date to be determined by the family.

The family of Albert Levak would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Timber Ridge Senior Assisted Living for the care over the last 4 years. They treated Albert like their own family. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to the charity of your choice. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On-line condolences may be left at www.greastlansing.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Albert Earnest Levak Ph.D.

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JACKIE, ROB, BUDDY AIKMAN

April 3, 2013

WE MISS OUR GENTLE, GRACIOUS ALBERT SO MUCH. YOU WERE SUCH A FRIEND. PIANO TIME IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. WE WERE SO BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN YOU THESE PAST 4 1/2 YEARS. BUDDY SURE MISSES YOUR TASTY TREATS ON SUNDAYS.

Barb Harbaugh

March 29, 2013

What a wonderful photo of Al. That is how I will always remember him. He was a spirited and intelligent man who I always enjoyed visiting. My condolences to the entire family.

Mary Miller

March 27, 2013

It was a joy and an honor to take care of Albert he was a very special man and he will be missed as he could put a smile on anybody's face thoughts and prayers to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY