Sunday, July 2, 2017, 3:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Monday, July 3, 2017, 11:00am
St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville, PA
Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial will be private in St. Mary's Cemetery
Jerry V. Levis, age 73, of Wakefield Dr., Sharpsville, passed away Thursday morning, June 29, 2017 in his residence after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Sharon, PA on November 28, 1943 to Fritz and Lucy (Paolucci) Levis. Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Hickory High School and was a graduate of the Ora Jean Barber School in Erie. He became a certified Barber Teacher and had sustained extensive training from Daniell Rudiant of Brussels, as well as the Roffler Training of Pittsburgh, where he was placed on the PA State Team that competed nationally.
Since 1962, Jerry was a self-employed Barber/Stylist in the Greenville area. In addition he was also the past owner/operator of Levis Landscaping and Reynolds Rent-A-Space. He was a past Reynolds Little League Coach and was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed woodworking and wine making.
On May 2, 1964 he married the former Kay F. Rose, she survives at home. Also surviving is a daughter, Lisa Yohman and her husband Rick of Canfield, OH; two sons, Tony Levis and his wife Allison of Pittsburgh and Doug Levis and his wife Tami of Sharpsville; his mother, Lucy Levis of Sharpsville; a sister Linda Ratkowski and her husband Ken of Hermitage and nine grandchildren, Katelyn Yohman, Jared Yohman, Lauren Yohman, Emily Yohman, Parker Levis, Taylor Levis, Madison Levis, Luke Levis and Garen Levis.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or Southern Care Hospice, 26 Nesbitt Rd., Suite 153, New Castle, PA 16105.
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing, He was such a nice fellow. My prayers and deepest sympathies to his family.
I have no words except, Thank You, Jerry and Kay for taking me in years ago and teaching me hair stying and giving me a chance of a career to last a life time. You are the best, God Bless Your family and I pray for your peace and comfort
We are so sad to hear about Jerry, he was a dear friend,who will not be forgotten, great neighbor whom we shared our land together for hunting, and wine for happy time, he was the best barber ever,there will not be anybody better than Jerry. God bless you all, we pray for peace and comfort to your family. JOE AND MARGIE DIGREGORIO
Levis family, I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Levis. Seems like yesterday ,he was chasing us around the pool, sharing that incredible smile and laugh. As neighborhood kids, we were blessed to call the Levis family neighbors and very blessed to have a man like Mr. Levis in our lives. God bless you all.
So shocked to read of Jerry’s passing. Although we only just met last year, I could tell what a great guy he was! May your memories bring you comfort. Prayers to Kay, Doug and the rest of the family.
May he rest in peace.
What a very special & remarkable guy & barber, Jerry was. He always had a big smile and a wonderful personality for everyone that he met. My thoughts and prayers goes out to his beautiful wife & family. He will be sadly missed in the Greenville and surrounding areas. May Jerry be finally at peace now with Our Lord.
Our Deepest Sympathies
You are in our Thoughts and Prayers
Words will never be enough to express my feelings for the loss of a very dear friend! Jerry’s love for his family, his kindness toward others, his incredible stylist skills, his never ending pursuit of trying something new, his multitude of talents, his sense of humor……will never ever be forgotten! My deepest sympathy to Kay and Jerry’s entire family! Rest in peace my friend! Gone, but never ever forgotten!
I am so very sorry to hear about Jerry’s death. Kay-I am sending you hugs and prayers to the entire family. My deepest sympathies for this loss-he was truly special (even though he was a Brown’s fan!!) ❤️❤️❤️❤️
We are so very sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was a great guy and Kay you are a great lady. He gave our son his first haircut and Chuck had been going to him since he was a teenager. Whenever Glen was home he always went to Jerry for a haircut.
Sending our thoughts and prayers.
Mamie Chuck Glen and Vangie Rice
I am so very sorry to hear that Jerry passed away. I send all my thoughts and prayers and all my sympathy to Kay and the family!
Hugs to the Levis family.
Kay, Lisa, Tony and Doug – our deepest sympathy to you at this time. Jerry and your entire family were so very dear neighbors to us for many years. Jerry’s sincere kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and laughter made him a truly unique individual. We treasure the memories we have of him. Our prayers for peace to you all.
We are saddened by Jerry’s passing. He was so nice and fun to be around. We know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marcel and Shirley Ulrich
My sympathy to you, Kay, and your family
Our deepest sympathy to the Levis Family. Mr. Levis was a wonderful human being. I was fortunate to get to know him over the years, spend quality time in his company, share many laughs and learn to realize how giving a person he was. He made you feel like family within minutes of meeting him, and I am blessed to have had him in my life. Our continued thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Levis family. Jerry will be missed dearly by all knew him. He was our family barber for 40+ years and we all thought the world of him. Kay, the two of you hold a special place in my heart! Jerry had the funniest stories and a great sense of humor. I feel truly blessed, and am so thankful to have known him for so many years. I know you will all cherish the sweet memories you shared with him as a husband and father. I, like so many, will miss him and think of him often. May God bless and comfort you all in your time of sorrow.
Jerry will be missed by so many of us, but non so much as you Kay. My sincerest condolences to you, and all of your family.
May God’s Blessing be upon you Kay.
So sorry for your loss Kay and family. Jerry was a great guy, he will be missed
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I believe Jerry will be missed by all of the people who knew him.
Our sympathy to you Kay and your beautiful family. Kathy and John
My sincerest sympathy. It was truly a pleasure to have worked for a short time for you both, Kay. Like countless others, I have a picture of Jerry with my son for my son’s first trip to the barber shop in Greenville. As a couple, you have both contributed, enriched, and inspired the entire community. May you find peace knowing fond thoughts and warm memories will always come to mind when ever his name is mentioned. Take care and God bless.
Jerry has been such a friend – like more than 40 years! – i felt more like a friend than a customer! Great guy with an easy sense of humor, and a fighting spirit, too.
Dear Kay and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. We will be out of town and unable to attend visiting hours but send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your beautiful family. We hold fond memories of Jerry and will remember him always.
Our deepest condolences to you Kay and your family. Jerry will be so missed by many. You are in our prayers. Clinton Janet and Amber Fischer
Our deepest sympathies to you all. May God bless and keep you.
Our deepest sympathies to you all. May God bless and keep you.
Dear Kay and family,
I am so sorry I cannot make it to Jerry’s viewing-I had to be in Pittsburgh this weekend. I have been thinking about all of you for the last several months. I think Jerry and Glenn are in heaven having a great time! Hope to talk to you soon. My sympathies to all of you–
Kay, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. I didn’t know Jerry very well, but he seemed like a really nice guy. You, on the other hand, I’ve known all my life. I know exactly what you are going thru and what you will be going thru. I know it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, but when we have, it seems as though we just saw each a couple of days ago. I’m out of town this weekend so I won’t be able to convey my sympathy in person. If you ever need someone to talk to, give me a call, I’m in the book. Go Bless and keep You All.
My Father ( Chester Keeley) was one of, if not Jerry’s first customer. When he passed a few years ago, Jerry took the time to come to his viewing. I will always remember that and also what a great guy Jerry was. Always a smile on his face. Way too young to leave this world. Prayers to all of his family.
Kay and family , my deepest sympathy . Always loved the small talk with Jerry ,Pat and you Kay while getting my hair cut . My heart is heavy . Jerry will be missed .Prayers for comfort and peace as you journey through this difficult time in life .May God be close to you all at this time and in the days ,weeks and months to follow . Nobody better at cutting hair . Loved his hunting and fishing stories .