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Herbert Levin

Herbert Louis Levin, 95, of Yardley, Pa., died June 10, 2018. Born in Reading, Pa., he resided in Paterson and Wyckoff before moving to Yardley in 1980.

Mr. Levin’s career as a mechanical and electronics engineer in the field of telecommunications started at ATT and continued in the early 1950s at Bell Labs in New York City; he then worked at the ITT Corporation, RCA, and General Electric. During these years he was awarded numerous patents for inventions that include the traveling wave tube, the electron gun, and the antenna de-icing device. One of the highlights of his career was when he was invited to attend a satellite launch at Cape Canaveral. At his retirement from GE in 1999, where he specialized in satellite communication, he was “gratefully honored for outstanding contributions during a career of faithful service and dedication.” He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He graduated with honors from Lafayette College with a B.S. in 1948. He was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the Hillel Society, and the Fencing Club, and was elected to Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society. He attended the Graduate School of Engineering at Columbia University and received his master’s degree in engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

He served in the United States military during World War II, and was an expert marksman; he was selected for the Army Specialized Training Program, and after his college graduation, was stationed in the Pacific Theater.

He enjoyed spending free time in his workshop, which was filled with a range of woodworking and metalwork tools. He enjoyed photography, painting, and sculpture. 

He was a longtime member of Har Sinai Temple, where he served on its board of trustees for a number of years. He had previously been a member of Temple Emanuel in Paterson. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte (Engel); his daughter, Phillis Marna Levin (Jack Stacey Shanewise); his son, Philip Engel Levin (Karen Ann Zurlo); a sister, Leatrice Braman; and a grandson. 

Services were held June 14 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

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