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Harold Levine April 28, 1950 - February 17, 2018

Harold Herbert Levine, 67, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Houston, TX.

He leaves his beloved wife of 44 years, Martine (Flatowicz) Levine; his son Jeffrey Levine, his daughter Lisa Rubin and son-in-law Eric Rubin, his brother Ira Levine, and many close family members and friends.

Born and raised in Gainesville, TX, the son of Ben and Blanche Levine, Harold graduated from Gainesville High School in 1968.  He developed a passion for radio, serving as a DJ at KGAF in high school.  He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a DJ at KUT, and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising cum laude in 1971.  Harold began working on his MBA, serving as Graduate Student Senator.  He served as President of Texas Hillel, and met Martine at the Hillel doors on March 17, 1972, which led her to transfer to UT to join him.  They were married on August 26, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He completed his MBA at Houston Baptist University and became a Certified Public Accountant.

Harold began a career as a bank audit specialist at Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte) in Houston.  Over his distinguished career, he had many years of experience in public accounting and controllership, primarily in the banking, food service, broadcasting, and legal industries.  He served as controller for over ten years at The Feldman Law Firm, LLP.  Harold was a member of AICPA, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association.

Harold created the Bop Radio Group which offered radio stations highlighting different eras of music, and operated them for over ten years.  He chronicled music history, created original jingles appropriate for the time periods, and connected with listeners across the globe.  He was very well-read and interested in politics in the spirit of tikkun olam – improving the world.

Harold cherished Martine, his loving wife and best friend.  He told her every morning, afternoon, and evening how much he loves her.  He was very proud of his children, who both graduated from UT and work in higher education.  Harold touched many lives and cultivated friendships from growing up in Gainesville, his time at UT, throughout his career in Houston, and across the world through the Bop Radio Group.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096, or charity of choice.

 

Graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 N. Post Oak Rd., Houston, 77055.

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    Beverly & Leon says

    So sorry for your lost. We are thinking of you and your family. All our love

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    Clete Thompson says

    I will miss Hatold’s kind and gentle spirit, as well as his continued doting on his children, which he injected into almost every conversation, whether business or personal.

    I already miss you Harold!

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    The Coan Family says

    We are so sorry to learn about Harold’s death. He was such a nice man. We are think about you, Martine, Jeffrey and Lisa.

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    Leora and Ray Kahn says

    May the memory of Harold’s love for your family, friends, coworkers and community, always be a blessing.

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    Linda and Michael Friedberg says

    You could always count on Harold to share his warm smile with everyone he encountered. We are so sorry to learn of his passing. He will be missed.

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    Wally Newman says

    An Internet Radio Pioneer. We will miss you.

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    glenda waldman says

    my heart aches for you and your family! Harold was such a warm, kind and simply just a wonderful man! i will miss seeing him at synagogue, he always had time to say hello and visit with us. it’s a tragedy and i am so sad for your beautiful family. i hope all the good memories you shared will be of comfort for you all at this most difficult of times! our sincerest sympathies!
    Glenda and Terry Waldman

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    Nancy, Mario, and Madeleine Luca says

    We are so sorry. Harold was a kind soul.

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    Steve Lea says

    So much happiness remembering Harold and how I enjoyed visiting with him when I went to see my parents and later Lauren, Fran and now Lucy. Love to his family

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    Jan Munsinger says

    Martine,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family.

    Jan Munsinger

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    Francine and Larry Wiederhorn says

    We are saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. He was a kind,gentle soul. Our hearts go out to you Marine, Lisa, and Jeffrey.

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    Susan says

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Lisa. Hugs to you.

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    Earl Godfrey says

    What a great life. Great family man and a great person.

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    Maureen Sanders says

    Martine. I’m dor very sorry to hear about Harold. We are never ready to lose our loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Jerry & Marcy Welt says

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. May his memory be a blessing and that the shared strength of family and friends see you through this difficult time.

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    Susan Colluer says

    Martine, we are so sad to hear about Harold – enjoyed being your neighbors on Indigo St.

    Bob & Susan Collier

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    Doris Wright Carroll says

    I met Mr. Levine only recent during a conference in Houston along with his wife. Warm, engaging, and extremely proud of his children. I am honored to have been introduced to him, however briefly, for his impact is still felt today. I send prayers to all within his family. To my colleague and friend, Dr. Lisa Rubin, I sent all my prayers and care to you and your family.

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    Jill and Barry Racusin says

    We are so sorry about Harold. Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to you and your family at this difficult time.

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    Amy and Aron Grenader says

    Dear Martine, I was so sad to hear about your husband Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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    Marlene Rubin says

    So sorry for your loss! May his memory be a blessing.

    Sending love,

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    James A. Kelly says

    Shocked to hear. Harold always had a smile. That’s what I will remember. So sorry for your loss and God Bless.

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    Katie Starling says

    Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine losing my father so young. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Dennis and Joan Backer says

    We are so sorry to hear the said news of Harold’s passing. It’s quite a shock. Our sincerest condonlences to Martine and the entire family.

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    Judy & Mal Lusky says

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Harold’s passing. We will always remember him. Our thoughts are with Martine. Lisa, and Jeffery.

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    Melissa Debowski & Steve Morton says

    Martine we are so sorry to hear about Harold. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

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    Barbara Selzer says

    Martine,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May Harold’s memory be for a blessing.
    Barbara Selzer

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    Cheryl Phillips says

    Martine, Jeffrey, and Lisa,
    Jason contacted me Saturday morning to let me know….I am so very, very saddened to hear this. He was a good man. Hugs.

    Cheryl

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    Rick Sandlin says

    So sorry to learn about Harolds passing. Our Dads owned businesses next door to each other in Gainesville.
    Rest in peace Harold!

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    Kay & fred zeidman says

    Martine,
    Fred & I were shocked & saddened to learn of your beloved Harold’s passing.
    Please know that we are thinking of you & your family with heartfelt sympathy.

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    Paul & Ileen Spack says

    Our heartfelt condolences on Harold’s passing. He was a very special friend to both Ileen and myself. We will miss his humor and his smile.

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    Helane and Harris Knecht says

    Martine, we are so sorry for your loss. I know how much he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Robert (Chip) Claxton III says

    One of the finest men I have ever known and really liked. Later my friend, Chip

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    Ana Hoegg says

    Martine, impossible to believe I wont be running into Harold at some fun event or place. Always so full of life. Our deepest condolences to you and the children. Eric and Ana Hoegg

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    Sandy & Myron Friedman says

    Martine, we were so sad to hear of Harold’s death. We were friends from our early UT days (1969!). He was the most polite, caring and gentle person I ever met. Whenever we would run into each other, we would spend lovely moments reminiscing. He will be missed.
    Hamakom Yenachem Etchem B’toch Sh’ar Avlai Tzion ve’Yerushalayim. May you and your family be comforted.

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