Phillip G. Levash, Jr.

Phillip G. Levash, Jr.

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Phillip G. Levash, Jr.

Phillip G. Levash Jr., One of heaven's good and faithful servants, was called home on January 3, 2020. Born in 1931 to Phillip Levash and Anna Cieslik, he grew up in Crystal Ridge, Pennsylvania. He and his six siblings helped the family by picking blueberries and mining coal. He met his beloved Rita in 1952 and they were married before he left to serve in the Korean War as a Track Vehicle Repairman. Phillip received the Korean Service medal with one Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal for his service in the United States Army. Phillip and Rita had four children: Lawrence, Phyllis, Leonard, and Gregory. He worked for Johns Manville Corp. for 35 years in both New Jersey and Lompoc CA (1971) in various capacities, the last of which was a General Maintenance Foreman where he earned the nickname Slasher. Phillip was mechanically inclined and could figure out how to fix just about anything. He had a great love for music, especially the accordian and was an accomplished piano player as well. He and Rita enjoyed 55 years of marriage and lived in Arizona for 13 years before her passing in 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, and son Lawrence. He is survived by son Leonard (Teresa) Levash, son Greg Levash, and daughter Phylllis (Ray) Depaolo. He was also blessed with and is survived by 10 grandchildren: Robyn, Laura, Jennifer, Bernadette, Jason, Aubrey, Christopher, Matthew, Timothy, and Kimberly. In addition, Phillip is also survived by 15 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Phillip instilled in his children a strong faith, and we smile thinking he has met the Savior he worshiped, has been given his new heavenly body, and is again hand in hand with his beloved Rita. In lieu of a memorial service there will be a private family gathering on a date yet to be determined.

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