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In Memoriam
Sumner Levine
1931 - 2014


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Thoughts from others about Sumner Levine (cont)*:
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What wrenching news.  Sumner was a terrific guy, and immensely loyal to the Society (and, I suspect, to all those who knew him).  Sumner's devotion to the illumination of the the Southern Jewish experience was as evident as the grace of his personality and the decency of his character. - Dr. Steve Whitfield, Prof, Brandeis University; member SJHS Editorial Board; 6/2014
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This is a great loss for Dolly and me personally as well as for the Society. Sumner was a selfless individual, a mensch in every sense of the word. Dale, can we honor his memory appropriately? - Bernie Wax, Director Emeritus of the AJHS, Director Emeritus, SJHS; 7/2014
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Over the past two days I have received many emails expressing people's grief at losing such a good friend, and such a devout supporter of SJHS.  I know we all share their sentiments and will indeed find a way to honor Sumner's memory. - Dale Rosengarten, SJHS President; 7/2014
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He died doing something he loved with his partner of 59 years--we are so blessed to have had him as long as we did. - Beth Orlansky; 7/2014
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Sumner’s enthusiasm made the society better in so many ways. - Les Bergen; 7/2014
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