Dr. Richard Levine
Dr. Richard Levine passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 80. His contagious smile never left him until the very end.
Born in Bayonne, NJ, he graduated from Bayonne High School and then went on to Newark State College (Kean University), teaching science and math at John Adams School in Edison upon graduation. After a few years of teaching, he received a stipend to study for his master’s degree in school psychology at Montclair State College and then went on to Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology where he received his PsyD. He returned to Edison Schools where he worked in Special Services until his retirement in 2000. He then continued as a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst in private practice, with offices in Metuchen, Piscataway and Shrewsbury.
Richard saw good in everyone and always went out of his way to help people. Everyone was his friend. Upon moving to Ocean Grove in 1999, he became an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Ushers.
He was predeceased by his parents Bernard and Anna Levine and brother Michael. He leaves behind his wife Florence, his son Stephen and wife Kerri, his daughter Marcy and partner Brian Cooke, and granddaughters, Sara and Katy.
Gifts in Richard’s memory can be made to St. Paul’s UMC/Angel Fund, 80 Embury Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756. The Angel Fund offers assistance to those in the community who are in need.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit www.cochranfuneral.com