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Amy Perlstein Levinson ’54

Amy Perlstein Levinson ’54, March 31, 2001, in Portland. She married Al Levinson ’54 in 1958, and earned an MS in microbiology from the University of Rochester in New York, while caring for their two daughters, during the same period that Al completed doctorate and postdoctorate work in chemistry at Indiana University. They returned to Portland in 1963. Amy spent the next several years as a homemaker, raising their three children. She enrolled in the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and earned a JD in 1976. She was an attorney in private practice in Portland, retiring in 1994, and was a member of Congregation Nevah Shalom and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, a son, and two sisters. A daughter died in 1983.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2001

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