Estelle Levine, 89, of Lake Worth, Fla., died May 12, 2012. Born in Passaic, she moved to Newark after her marriage to Edward Gruber and subsequently lived in West Orange and Bradley Beach. She later moved to Pompano, Fla., before moving to Lake Worth in 2010.
Mrs. Levine worked as a bookkeeper for various trucking companies and restaurants in New Jersey.
She majored in psychology at New York University.
She was a member of Congregation Beth El of Boca Raton and Congregation Emanu-El of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She served as president of the Beth Israel Hospital Volunteers and the YM-YWHA Women’s Club, and volunteered with the USO and with veterans’ hospitals in the area during World War II. She served as president of the Betty Chodakowsky Memorial and Rae Paskow chapters of the Deborah Hospital Foundation and president of the Geula/Boca Raton Aviva chapter of Hadassah.
In her later years, she spent time teaching arts and crafts and making jewelry.
Predeceased by her husbands Edward Gruber and Irving Marcus, she is survived by her husband, Marvin Levine; her son, Philip Gruber of Singapore; her daughter, Paula Gruber of Austin, Texas; and a sister, Jocelyn Waldman of New York City.
Services were held May 14 with arrangements by Star of David Memorial Gardens, North Lauderdale, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.