Harry H. Levy III, 72 years old, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 after a long illness. The Funeral will take place on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery located at Broadway and 43rd in Galveston, Rabbi Jimmy Kessler officiating. Harry was preceded in death by his wife and life partner Karen G. Levy, his mother Harriett Leibson Levy, father Harry H. Levy Jr. and wife Eva Levy, and brother Stephen Watson. He is survived by his sister Harriet Friedman, brother Thomas Watson, Sons Harry, Marc and Robert and daughter Michele Poché and his grandchildren who he dearly loved: Deborah, Kelly, Jake, Seth, Shea, Avishai, Eliana, Mecah, and Akiva Levy and Tavi and Kalli Poché.
Harry Levy was born in Galveston and lived most of his life on the Island and recently made League City his home. He carried on the Levy family tradition of retail, joining E.S. Levy & Company located in downtown Galveston, later serving as president. He was a lifelong Democrat, active in local politics throughout his life. Harry was a regular at the Sunday Morning Coffee Club, holding court on the affairs of the day with many of Galveston’s leaders. He was a lifelong member of Temple B’nai Israel and cherished his Jewish heritage. Harry was an OGF to the core, intensely proud of his Galveston roots, reaching back to the 1830s. He was also known for holding strong views on many issues, but his positions were always well-founded in logic and reason.
A memorial service will take place following the internment at the home of Harry Levy, III and Michele Poché in League City.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 3008 Avenue O, Galveston, Texas 77550.