Philip T. Levine
Philip T. Levine, 91, of Palm Beach, FL and Farmington, CT, died in Avon on Saturday, August 12, 2006. Born on April 20, 1915 in Malden, MA, he was the son of the late Marcus and Rose (Frye) Levine Leboff. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Rudnick) Levine and their two children, Margaret Antine and her husband Marc of Raynham, MA, and Stephanie Levine of Enfield, CT, his two grandchildren, Gregory Antine and Matthew Antine and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Ella Spear and Herman Levine. Dr. Levine graduated from Boston Latin School, received his B.S. in Biology from Tufts University and his D.M.D. from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. As an Army Dental surgeon and paratrooper, he served during World War II in the Pacific at Guadalcanal, North Africa and Europe, earning the Silver Star, Purple Heart, 4 stars and the rank of Major. After the war, he practiced dentistry for 16 years in Boston, taught at Tufts University, Harvard University and The Forsythe School of Dental Hygiene, and he was a consultant to the U.S. Veteran==s Administration and the Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1963 after taking postdoctoral courses at Tufts Medical and Dental School, he left practice to work full time on his research interests in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1967, while a research fellow at the Mass General, Dr. Levine was appointed to the faculty of the University of Connecticut Dental School as a full professor of Dental Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. One of the early members of the faculty, Dr. Levine established admissions procedures for the first class that entered in 1968. Seeing no women in the first class, Dr. Levine strongly encouraged them to apply, and by the time of his retirement, 25% of the entering class was female. In 1974 he served as Acting Dean of the School. He retired in 1982 as Professor Emeritus of Oral Biology. Dr. Levine was a member of many professional dental societies and the author of more than 20 published research papers. He was a founding member of Temple Shalom in Newton, MA and a member of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, FL. His family would like to thank the staffs of Avon Health Center and Companions and Homemakers for the loving care Dr. Levine received. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 14, 2006 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. A Memorial Period will be observed at his late home in Farmington on Monday following the funeral and on Tuesday 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson=s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or to a charity of the donor=s choice. For further information or directions, or to share memories of Dr. Levine with his family, please visit online at www.

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