Alexandria Daily Town Talk 1935


Philanthropic Leader and Educator Lived Here 40 Years

Mrs. Helen J. Levy, 74 years old, philanthropic leader and former educator, died at her home, 829 Fisk street, at 6 o'clock a.m., on Thursday, January 17, 1935. Mrs. Levy had been a resident of Alexandria for more than forty years, during which time she had displayed those characteristics of mind and heart which had endeared her to the entire citizenship of the city, and her passing, although she had advanced beyond the Scriptural limit allotted to man, came as a distinct shock to her family and large circle of friends, and has cast a pall of gloom over the city.

For many years she has directed her energies in philanthropic and charitable movements, and as president of the Alexandria Mothers' Club, a position which she had held for fifteen years, she has been instrumental on many occasions assisting those who ha.. ......... ......essitous circumstan.... who have been the recipients of her humanitarian efforts will "rise up and call her blessed."

Mrs. Levy was a native of Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, where she was born December 22, 1860. She came to Alexandria January 3, 1893, and has resided here continuously since. For more than twenty-five years she conducted a private school in this city, and there are many men and women here who were the beneficiaries of her tutelage.

She had been a member of the Mothers' Club for twenty-eight years and had been re-elected successively each year for fifteen years. She was president of the Sunshine Club and a member of the Temple Sisterhood.

As a tribute to their departed president, members of the Mothers' Club formed a guard of honor, and served throughout the day, at the Kramer Funeral Parlors, where the body reposed, Mrs. S. B. Staples, vice-president of the Mothers' Club, announced.

Deceased is survived by her husband, Mr. Joseph Levy, and the following children: Miss Rosalie M. Levy, of New York; Mrs. Gus B. Levy and Oscar Z. Levy, of New Orleans. She leaves the following grandchildren: Dorothy Helen Levy and Oscar Z. Levy, Jr. Other surviving relatives are: Mrs. Oscar Z. Levy, daughter-in-law; Gus B. Levy, son-in-law; Mrs. Pauline Levy, sister-in-law, New Orleans; Leo J. Goodman; Abe Goodman, Mrs. Idell R. Joseph, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Adolph Eberstadt, Amarilla, Texas, nephews and nieces.

The body was prepared by the Kramer Funeral Home, where it reposed during the day. Services will be conducted at the mortuary parlors by Rabbi Albert G. Baum, at 7:30 o'clock, tonight, after which the body will be taken to New Orleans for interment in the Gates of Prayer cemetery.

New Orleans, Columbus, Ohio, and Amarilla, Texas, papers are requested to copy.