Don A. Levan, 80, of Herndon, Pa., passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009 after a long illness.
Don was born on June 24, 1928 to the late Anthony and Arabella (Rutt) Levan of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Don graduated from James M. Coughlin High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and then worked for his father’s roofing business.
Don received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in 1955 and 1956 from Penn State University, where he also became a member of the Acacia Fraternity. Don taught art at Line Mountain School District from 1959 through 1989. Prior to that, he taught at Big Spring High School and at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
Don was a Master Mason with the Northeast Pennsylvania Masonic Lodge 61, District 12, in Wilkes-Barre, and was recently presented with his 50-year Masonic Service Emblem. Don was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Dalmatia, Pa., Division 12S.
Don will be remembered as a loving and faithful husband and father, an exceptionally talented artist, a proud and loyal patriot, and for his dedication to teaching his love of art to thousands of children for over 30 years.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Jane (Schrope) Levan; six children, Dr. Lori Levan of Kutztown, Anthony (Kathy) Levan Sr. of Herndon, David (Christiana) Levan of Herndon, Shaun Levan of Herndon, Michal Levan of Lewisburg, and Donita Jo (Kyle) Mundis of Enola, Pa.; six grandchildren, Anthony Levan Jr., Rayann Levan, Chad Levan, Nathan Levan, Scott Mundis and Jacob Mundis; a sister, Joyce Palladine of Leesburg, Va.; and a niece, Danell (Palladine) Dean of Fairfax, Va.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin Street, Trevorton, Pa. Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., immediately followed by Masonic services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
The family appreciates your outpouring of love and support and desires that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or by mail to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl.17, Chicago, IL. 60601-7633.