Edward Arthur LeViness a true American hero left this world on December 7th 2017 at the age of 92. He was born on September 28th, 1925 in Schenectady, New York and lived in the Tri-City area until 1943 when he joined the U.S.M.C. He trained at Parris Island S.C. with the 5th Marine Division and was sent to the Pacific Theater where he fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He returned to the Tri-City area after WWII but was soon called upon again to serve his country in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952 when he quickly moved to Arizona and worked as a Cowboy driving cattle along the San Pedro River from Fairbanks to Benson AZ. He then decided to attend the University of Arizona on the GI bill and achieved a Master’s Degree in Biology. He worked for the U of A as a range and livestock specialist and helped the many cattle ranchers around the state for almost 30 years.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life Sally LeViness and leaves behind his three beautiful daughters, Joanie Larson, Nancy Cline, Lynn Leviness, 5 grandchildren Kyndall Pamaran, Ryan Cline, Connor Cline, Alexa Larson, Kristian Larson and a very special great-grand daughter Abigail Pamaran all of Phoenix Az.
Services will be held on Friday December 15th 2017 at 1:00 pm at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church Flagstaff Az. A military burial is scheduled immediately following the service at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations to be sent to the Animal Shelter of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.norvelowensmortuary.com