Kenneth Donald Levack
On Saturday, October 30, 2021, Kenneth Levack, known to his friends as “Lefty” passed away at the age of 68 at the Keuka Lake Care Home in Penn Yan, NY. He was born January 31, 1953, in Elmira NY. He was a veteran of the US Navy and awarded the National Defense Service Medal for service during the Vietnam War. His lifelong passions were chess, classical music and traveling. He was a brilliant chess player and enjoyed playing speed chess. He was also a lifelong fan of the NY Giants, who he admired for “hanging tough” even when they were losing. His last 15 years he spent in Santa Barbara, CA and before that 10 years in the Chicago area. He made friends wherever he went and loved to strike up a conversation and meet new people. Among many friends he made in Santa Barbara who showed him kindness were Frank Hernandez, Bouloor Shafiei, Johanna Dwyer, Jim Spaulding, Geoffrey Jensen, Michelle Hindman, Dinah Parker, Buck and Mary. Kenneth was a very unique individual who marched to the beat of his own drummer.
Kenneth is predeceased by his parents Donald George Levack (2019) and Louraine “Rosie” (Smith) Levack (2012). He was beloved by his mother, who always enjoyed spending time with Kenny, as she called him. He is also predeceased by his sister Priscilla Ellen Spencer (2019).
Kenneth is survived by Margaret Ann (Caporiccio) Levack with whom he shares two children, Christine Elizabeth Beecken (Tim Dolley) and Matthew Kenneth Levack (Rachael McCrone Levack), and grandchildren Isabella Rose Beecken, Alexander Sebastian Beecken, Katherine Elizabeth Beecken and Dominic William Levack.
A special thanks to the Keuka Lake Care Home who provided hospice care for the last month of his life with the utmost kindness and compassion.
Words of Condolence and Memories may be shared at www.jarmuszcottonfuneralhome.com. Interment will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.