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Sidney Bernard "Bernie" Levinson

April 7, 1917 - December 21, 2017

Sidney Bernard Levinson, “Bernie,” of Norfolk, passed away on December 21, 2017 at the age of 100 years. He was born on April 7, 1917 to the late Jennie and Julius Levinson in Norfolk.
Bernie was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; and sister, Sylvia Mandel.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Sharon Edwards and her husband Harold; daughter Judy Mitchum; grandchildren Michelle Eason and her husband Jerry, and Chad Mitchum; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Mitchum, Connor and Cassidy Eason; great-great-grandson Cash Vick; brother Earl Levinson; sisters-in-law Helen Blazer and Virginia Cooper. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Bernie owned and operated several local supermarkets. Upon retirement from the grocery business, he was employed by the City of Norfolk as a deputy sheriff, retiring again in 1981. He was an avid bowler until age 94, and also enjoyed golfing, making a hole-in-one at age 90.

Right Worshipful Sidney Bernard Levinson loved Masonry and dedicated almost 60 years to the fraternity. He was initiated in Atlantic Lodge No. 2 March 17, 1958, passed April 28, 1958, and raised on May 5, 2017. He was Worshipful Master in 1966, 1999, and DDGM of Masonic District 35, 1971.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Forest Lawn Cemetery (8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA) at 11:00 AM. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated, please make payable to the Temple Endowment Fund, mail to Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, 23505, in honor of Rt. Worshipful Bernie Levinson.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Forest Lawn Cemetery

8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

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