David P. Levan
March 25, 1923 – March 4, 2019
David P. Levan, 95, of Wyomissing, passed away in Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation on Monday, March 4, 2019 following a brief illness. He was the loving husband of the late Ann M. (Missitti) Levan. The couple married in Kutztown on May 29, 1948. Sadly, Ann passed away tragically in 1973.
Born at home in Topton on March 25, 1923, David was a son of the late Robert W. and Hilda E. (Long) Levan. He was a 1941 graduate of Kutztown High School and a longtime member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shillington.
David was inducted into the US Army Corps of Engineers on February 3, 1943 and served during WWII. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Service Medal with four Bronze Stars and the Victory Medal before being Honorably Discharged on December 22, 1945. He remained a proud, faithful member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
David was a Shift Supervisor for Hopper Paper Co., a Division Of Georgia Pacific for 37 years before retiring in 1982.
He enjoyed watching any televised Phillies, Flyers and professional golf broadcasts as well as college sporting events. David was an avid golfer and bowler, and enjoyed playing the lottery at Cigar Plus, where some friends called him "Lucky". He would challenge his sister Esther to complete the Sunday Crossword Puzzle, though she felt her brother would misspell or makeup words just to fill the across and horizontal boxes and claim being first to finish. David always looked forward to Christmas because he received his favorite snickerdoodle cookies from sister Ruth.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia "Trisha" D. (Levan) Werner and her husband, John J., Jr., of Wernersville; step daughter, Louise M. (Leinbach) Wisner and her husband, Howard "Bub" of Reading; and a sister, Ruth L. (Levan) Hohl of Temple, widow of Donald.
Also surviving are three step grandchildren, Robert, Kathy and Stacy along with nieces Shirley and Betty Ann, and four nephews Larry, Robert "Bob", Steven John and Maurice.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, Ann; David is predeceased by three brothers, Cleon and his wife, Forence )Deisher), Harold and his wife, Elsie (Giammotti) and Willis Levan; a sister, Esther H. (Levan) Dietrich and her husband, Charles W.K. Dietrich who together served as his daughter Patti's God-parents.
Services for David are private and at the convenience of the family. Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, Exeter Twp. is honored to serve the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Children's Ministry, in memory of Ann and David Levan, 30 Liberty St., Shillington, PA 19607.
The family would like to recognize David's 'second family' at Wyomissing Family Restaurant, Arner's/Giannotti's on State Hills Rd. and the Ranch House. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bertrand High, MD and his office staff for their years of respectful and compassionate care of our father, "Mr. Levan" as Dr. High would always call David. And finally our thanks to all nursing, dietary, activity, therapy and administrative staff members at Berks Heim on A2; Palliative Care Services at Reading Hospital as well as nursing staff on T4 & N3, all dietary and D-I-N-E services, and lastly the ED Trauma Staff assigned to caring for David on Valentine's Day. Lastly, Trish would like to personally thank her fellow colleagues at Reading Health Rehabilitation at Wyomissing for their patience as she attended to the care of her father over these past several months; my administrator, Annie for allowing me to work 'as needed' so I could be with David during his days of need; Donna and Drea for all my schedule changes; to our mystery baker who makes the best 'real' fastnachts; and to Rene for always being there with a compassionate ear and/or shoulder to lean on. And lastly, our thanks to David's home church Grace Evangelical Lutheran in Shillington for all their outreach programs that allow their seniors and sick & shut-ins to remain active members at Grace Lutheran; this would include Pastor Thomas Reinsel for working with the family to schedule the funeral services that includes honoring both my parents, Ann and David Levan. And Trish cannot forget to thank her in-laws, Jack and Beth Werner for all their loving kindness and prayers over the past several months; and to my husband John for being Dad's 'buddy' over these past years.
- Hilda E. Levan, Mother
- Robert W. Levan, Father
- Ann M. Levan, Spouse
- Patricia D. Werner, Daughter
- John W. Werner Jr., Son-in-law
- Louise M. Wisner, Step Daughter
- Howard Wisner, Step Son-in-law
- Cleon Levan, Brother
- Harold Levan, Brother
- Willis Levan, Brother
- Ruth L. Hohl, Sister
- Donald Hohl, Brother-in-law
- Esther H. Dietrich, Sister
- Charles W.K. Dietrich, Brother-in-law
- Also surviving are three step grandchildren, two nieces and four nephews.