Lloyd B. “Rip” Levy, 96, of Springfield Township, Bucks County passed away March 11, 2023. He was the loving husband and best friend of Nancy (Shelly) Levy, with whom he enjoyed a marriage of 59 years. Rip was born in Trumbauersville and was the son of the late Howard B. & Pearl (Bryan) Levy, and was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Trumbauersville. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp allowing him to graduate from Quakertown High School Class of 1945. The day after graduation he left for basic training and was stationed in the Pacific on Tinian Island during WW II, and honorably served with the 358th Air Service Group. He is a charter member of the National WW II Museum. He worked at Firestone, Krupp Foundry, Quaker Lanes and retired from Earl Bowl. Athletic throughout his life Rip enjoyed many sports and played fast pitch softball in the Upper Bucks League. Later in life he was an avid bowler and cyclist riding a “Century” with the local YMCA. For many years he and his wife were season ticket holders at the Trexlertown Velodrome. He, also, was a passionate motorcyclist touring the USA and Canada on a 6,700 mile trip with his wife on his BMW. Rip loved nature , bird watching, and day trips walking the Appalachian Trail and later on his daily walks at Lake Nockamixon. He also enjoyed reading. He enjoyed traveling to many National Parks in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. His long life well lived and his quiet and content nature touched the hearts of everyone he met. Rip was a member of Wallace Willard Keller Post #242 and the Upper Bucks Activity Center. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and nieces Jo Anne Leidy, Melissa K. Molnar, nephews Nelson, Ray, Douglas, Galen (Pam), Steven (Carole), Darwin (Evelyn) Gerhart, Steven T. Mann (Deb), and godchild and nephew Dave Mann (Mary Anne); sister in law Sara Jane Mann. In addition to his parents he was predeceased in death by his sister Helen and her husband Abel Gerhart. A heartful thank you to the Grand View Hospice and their incredible team, all of whom gave Rip outstanding care and became friends to him the last 6 months of his life at home. A Memorial Service will be held on March 19, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. Calling hours will be from 2:00-3:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church P.O. Box 569 Trumbauersville, PA 18970 or Grand View Hospital Hospice 700 Lawn Ave. Sellersville, Pa 18960.
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