In Memorial

Edward Levin

Date of Death: May 1st, 2020
7 in Iyar 5780


Photo By  : Edward M. Levin, age 78, of Palatine, IL, born in Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020. Edward "Eddie" was the son of the late Samuel and Ida Levin nee Block. Cherished father to Leesa Levin-Doroba (Paul), Buffy Bernardo (Angelo), Danny Levin, and Samantha Adler (Brian). Longtime companion to Rose Kovalenko. Dearest brother to David (Diane), beloved uncle to Matt (Tal), Sharon (Mike), Stacey (Patrick), cherished friend to his caregiver, Dennis, and dear friend to many. For all who knew him, his favorite child was his first, his boat. His passion for both the water and fishing were like no other. Blessed to have enjoyed an early retirement after owning a successful business in printing, he enjoyed many sun filled summer days on his boat "Eddie's Office". Some of his happiest moments were spent fishing in the company of family and friends. His real joy came from not catching fish himself, but rather seeing others enjoy that experience. Eddie was a skilled craftsman who never passed up an opportunity to complete a project on his own. He loved to travel and was passionate about his classic cars and Lionel Trains. His greatest legacy isn't the successful company he built or his possessions but rather the relationships and memories created with so many he loved and who loved him. He wouldn't want tears now but rather for us to smile for all that was and be comforted by the most priceless gift he gave to all who knew him, precious memories. As in life and now in death, he will forever be our Strength, our Anchor and most certainly our Captain. Due to the pandemic and out of concern for extended family and friends, services and shiva are private. A celebration of Eddie's life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association. For information or to leave condolences, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Private Service

May his name be for a blessing.

You are invited to view the funeral services honoring Edward Levin.

Services were held on Thursday May 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Due to the pandemic and out of concern for our extended family and friends, services and shiva will be private

Notes of condolence may be sent to
The family of Edward Levin
c/o Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society

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May 7th, 2020

As the rabbi commented, Eddie was a hard worker but he also liked to enjoy life. We had many adventures and misadventures over the years and spent many Passovers and Rosh Hashanahs with Ed, Rose and Mom (Charlene). Happily, last fall we were able to get together with them and Leesa, Paul, Buffy and Angelo. Eddie was still feeling and looking well and we are very thankful for that time together. Always in our hearts!

~Buff, Cal and Kevin
~Cousins, Morton Grove, IL

May 7th, 2020

Family and Friends at  Birthday Celebration Mike and Beth Kpvalenko Famiily

Eddie was the most kind-hearted, loving person we ever met. We always enjoyed spending time with Eddie as well as our children. Our three children will always remember him as Papa Eddie! Eddie will be forever missed but never forgotten!

Mike Beth and Children

~Mike and Beth Kpvalenko Famiily
~Papa Eddie, Bolingbrook,Illinois

May 6th, 2020

 Mike and Beth Kovalenko

Eddie will always be remembered as a loving, kind-hearted soul. Friend to all and Papa Eddie to my our three children. You will forever be missed, but never forgotten!

~Mike and Beth Kovalenko
~Papa Eddie, Bolingbrook Illinois

May 6th, 2020

 Marino & Liz Silva

Some of the best unforgettable memories, fishing with Eddie. We miss you, my friend. Rest in Peace.

~Marino & Liz Silva
~Friends, Carol Stream

May 6th, 2020

Dad and Uncle Ed Sharon Murray

Family gatherings at Grandma's house. When he came out to Iowa for a car show and spent a few days with us. Family Weddings. Cubs games. Visits in Phoenix. When the airline lost his luggage. Encouraging my girls to be strong, play soccer, and bake cookies. We have so many great memories..... We will miss you Uncle Ed.

~Sharon Murray

May 5th, 2020

Michael’s 21 Birthday Dion Dawn Kovalenko

Thousands of amazing memories !!!Papa Ed never missed a milestone with our children and for that we are forever blessed ! 20 years of memories weren’t enough. You will be forever missed. We love you!!

~Dion Dawn Kovalenko
~Extended Family, Norridge il

May 4th, 2020

Please add to obit and remove comments Barry

Edward Levin

~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights

May 4th, 2020

 David Stein

To many to mention, since YomKipper 1953. A large part of my heart is gone with my dear Eddie. See you on the other side, no time soon

~David Stein
~Friend/ brother, Las Vegas, NV

May 4th, 2020

A treasured friend, you will be missed by many. RIP Shalom

~Gerald & Kathleen Ciccone
~Friend, Las Vegas


Yahrzeit Dates For Edward Levin

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
7th of Iyyar 57814/19/2021
7th of Iyyar 57825/8/2022
7th of Iyyar 57834/28/2023
7th of Iyyar 57845/15/2024
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