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Robert Aaron Levy

November 15, 1926 — December 25, 2021

Robert Aaron Levy, age 95, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021 in El Paso, TX. Robert led a life guided by integrity and love. He had a boundless curiosity for discovering the truth through science, nature, art, and music. He brought creativity to solving problems big and small, whether fixing a leaky faucet or designing solar heating panels way before it was cool. He brought these qualities to the world around him, from helping to research and develop wearable dosimeters for troops to wear in the battle field during the Korean war, to authoring a heavily relied upon graduate/undergraduate textbook on condensed matter physics, Principles of Solid State Physics. He was always guided by his conscience and never buckled under to anything he did not believe was right. He entered the University of Texas, Austin, under the Naval ROTC program during World War II and obtained bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics. He obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander. His most cherished pastimes were going to the opera and folk dancing with his loving wife. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents Charles and Estelle Levy and his beloved sister Amelia Levy Lemmon. Robert is survived by his loving wife Phyllis Levy, his loving children; David Aaron Levy (Tami), Robin Lenita Levy, Carolyn Levy Katsufrakis, Teresa Lenore Zuber (Joseph), his beloved grandchildren; Ryan Odegard, Sarah Gall, Shaina Zuber, Calissa Levy and a great-grandchild Carson Odegard. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery. Those who cannot attend in person may join the funeral and memorial services virtually on Face book Live at https://www.facebook.com/sunsetfuneralhome/ (no account needed). In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert Aaron Levy please visit our Sympathy Store.
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