Anna Levitt, 99, enjoyed painting
Published 9:23 pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Anna Levitt, 99, died Nov. 9. She was the widow of Louis Levitt.
Mrs. Levitt was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Tillie and Isaac Kaplan. She was known to have lived her near century of life with grace and generosity, remarkable resilience, wit and wisdom.
For the past 19 years, she resided at Hancock Hall in Danbury. It was there that although legally blind, she became a prolific and exuberant painter and, at her death, was the first and only president of its Resident Council.
Mrs. Levitt is survived by her children, Ira Levitt and Barbara Harfosh, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Joel and Barbara Levitt, of Danbury; her grandchildren, Lia Levitt, of Newtown, with whom she had a particularly close and special relationship; Jessica and Joseph Bittner, of New Milford; and Joshua Levitt, of Brooklyn; her great-grandchildren, toddler twins Haley and Briella Bittner, whom she considered the delight of her final years; a sister-in-law, Anne Kroll, and her husband, Gary, of Amityville, N.Y.; and two devoted friends, Nancy Sudik, of Bethel, and her physician, Dr. Charles Cahn, of Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hancock Hall Recreation Fund, 31 Staples St, Danbury CT 06810, or to Congregation B'nai Israel, 193 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury CT 06810.
Friends are welcome at the Levitt home at 10 Brittania Drive in Sterling Woods, Danbury, for the shiva period of mourning today (Friday) from 1 to 4 p.m. Friends are asked to park in designated visitor parking or at the clubhouse.