Blanche Levine, who sup­ported arts, dies

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY - By JAN SJOSTROM

Palm Beach res­i­dent Blanche Levine, widow of com­mer­cial real es­tate de­vel­oper and phi­lan­thropist Alexan­der L. Levine, died Thurs­day, Oct. 5, 2017, af­ter a brief ill­ness. She was 94.

She and her hus­band were founder mem­bers of the Kravis Cen­ter, where the Blanche and A.L. Levine Ter­race is named af­ter them.

“She was a char­ac­ter,” said Ju­dith Mitchell, the Kravis Cen­ter’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer. “She was so sharp and she had the wickedest sense of hu­mor. I’m go­ing to miss her.”

Blanche Levine and A.L. Levine, her sec­ond hus­band of 40 years, also sup­ported The So­ci­ety of the Four Arts, Lin­coln Cen­ter, Carnegie Hall and the Al­bert Ein­stein Col­lege of Medicine in New York. The Blanche and A.L. Levine Court for 20th Cen­tury and Con­tem­po­rary Art at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art is named in their honor.

El­iz­a­beth (Betsy) Horowitz, her daugh­ter from her first mar­riage to Alvin B. Stein, de­scribed her as “a com­mand­ing pres­ence of glam­our, el­e­gance, grace, quick, wry wit and charm.”

In ad­di­tion to her daugh­ter, Mrs. Levine is sur­vived by two grand­chil­dren, Emily and Daniel Horowitz and his wife, Eileen; and two great-grand­chil­dren, Henry and Charlotte Horowitz.

She was pre­de­ceased by her daugh­ter Mar­garet (Peggy) Tagliarino.

A pri­vate memo­rial ser­vice will be sched­uled in the fu­ture.

Mrs. Levine

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