Harriet Levine

Harriet Levine

Harriet Meisner Levine, 96, of Lawrenceville died Nov. 7, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Jersey City.

Mrs. Levine served as a teacher of English as a Second Language with the Trenton Board of Education for many years.

While raising her children in Lawrenceville, she attended night school at Rider College and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in 1974.

After retiring, she remained involved in her local community. She was a board member of the Lawrence Township Senior Executive Council, the Lawrence Township Friends of the Library, and the Lawrence Arts Council.

A writer and storyteller, she published many pieces in Story Art Magazine, was a charter member of the Garden State Storytellers’ League, and served as the first vice president of finance for the National Story League.

Dedicated to continuing the academic legacy of her late husband, Dr. Emanuel Levine, she served as vice president of the Rider University Retirees Association. In 1992, she established the Dr. Emanuel Levine Memorial Fund to award prizes for scholarship in history and research, and launched the Dr. Emanuel Levine Lecture Series in the university’s History Department.

Predeceased by her husband, whom she married in 1952, she is survived by her daughter, Mae Ann (Mark) Smith; two sons, Robert Walter (Hannah Blessing) and Gary Michael (Debbie); and three grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 10 at Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Emanuel Levine and Harriet Levine Memorial Scholarship at Rider University (give@rider.edu).

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