Dr. Mitchell LeVine

Obituary of Dr. Mitchell LeVine

MITCHELL LEE LeVINE, M.D., 68, of St. Petersburg, died May 3. Born in Chicago on September 22, 1951, he moved to St. Petersburg as a child when his father, the late Morris Joseph LeVine, M.D., opened a local general surgery practice in 1958. Dr. Morris and Marilyn Fisher LeVine raised Mitchell and his three younger siblings in St. Petersburg, where they were and are longtime members of Congregation B’nai Israel. Mitch was a graduate of Boca Ciega High School, Emory University and the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. After completing a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he returned to town, joining his father and brother Steven in forming LeVine Surgical Associates, P.A. Mitch practiced colorectal surgery in St. Petersburg for nearly 25 years at almost all local hospitals.

 

He was also a popular, award-winning local entertainer, renowned as much for his own glorious laughter as he was for the laughter he brought to others. He was a true Renaissance man; scientist, healer, actor, second tenor, filmmaker, parody lyricist, pianist, clarinetist, painter, sketch artist, historian, genealogist, traveler, explorer, sports fan, collector, voracious reader and all-around cultural omnivore. He loved so many things that it’s easier to name the few things he did not like: spiders, Scooby Doo, My Little Pony, the Smurfs, James Taylor, Woody Allen, Aristotle (who is "always wrong"), okra as food and water as beverage. What Mitch loved by far the most was also his greatest achievement: his amazing, enormous family.

 

Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Ellie; six children Stacy LeVine, Robyn Kane (Eric), Scott LeVine, Esq. (Rebecca), Andrea LeVine (Eric), Matthew LeVine, Ph.D. (Drea) and Leslie Weingarten (Sam); four grandchildren, with one on the way; mother Marilyn LeVine, and; younger siblings Steven LeVine, M.D. (Susan), Sharon Rosenthal (Dave) and David LeVine M.D. (Janice). The family suggests memorials to Menorah Manor or Congregation B’nai Israel. 

 

The funeral service and interment will take place on
Tuesday, May 5 at 3:00 pm
Graveside interment will be limited to immediate family.
All are welcome to attend the funeral service via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 889 4169 2385
Password: Call the funeral home after 9 AM Tuesday
Audio Only Call-In: +19292056099
Password: 149321

Shiva will be held on 
Tuesday, May 5 through Thursday, May 7
and Sunday, May 10.
Visitation at 6:00 pm | Shiva Minyan at 6:30 pm
All are welcome to join the service on Zoom.
Password: CBI2020
Audio Only Call-In: +19292056099
Meeting ID: 540 336 5269
Password: 149321

The care of Dr. LeVine and his family have been entrusted to David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg.

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Tuesday
5
May

Private Graveside Service

3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Chapel Hill Memorial Park
12905 Wild Acres Road
Largo, Florida, United States
Will be Live Streamed on Zoom.
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