Stanton G Levin passed away on August 28th at the age of 85 at his home in Weston, Florida. Stan was a devoted and loving husband of 60 years to Sandy Shapiro Levin of Rochester. He leaves a dear son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Heather and an adored grandson, Noah. His siblings are brother Michael and wife, Susan of Las Vegas, brother Mickey and wife, Darlene of La Cañada, California and sister Linda and husband, Jim Singer of Scottsdale, Arizona. A very special relationship with his brother and sister-in-law, Mort and Dale Shapiro of Boynton Beach always provided joy and laughter. He leaves many nieces and nephews and many wonderful cousins.
Stan, a native Rochesterian, was born in 1937 on Navarre Rd in Irondequoit and grew up on Oakdale Drive in Brighton. He was an Eagle Scout with Troup 3 at Temple Beth-El and President of STO, a high school fraternity. After Brighton High, he earned his BS in Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
While preparing to pass exams to become a Certified Public Accountant, he served as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, Manhattan District. Remaining in New York City, he practiced as a CPA with the firm Oppenheim, Appel, Dixon and earned his JD degree in law from St John’s University and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.
Stan returned to Rochester later becoming a partner and head of the tax department of Johnson, Reif & Mullan. Warm memories of this cordial group remained with him throughout his career. After several years in Rochester, he accepted an offer to manage the newly formed tax division of a well-established Miami law firm, moving his family to Florida in 1977. Eventually he formed his own law firm and practiced Tax and Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trusts and Estate Planning and Administration.
As a member of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar, Stan served as Assistant Treasurer of The Florida Bar Foundation. He was a Charter member of the AAA-CPA, The American Academy of Attorneys/CPAs and served multiple terms on their Board of Directors.
Stan and the Levin family have held an enduring interest in music. He was a founding member, director, and general counsel of The Friends of The University of Miami School of Music, presently known as the Frost School. The 501(c)(3) became the largest supporting institution of the school and its student scholarship program. The continued commitment to university education led him to also accept a Board position at Florida International University in the School of Liberal Arts.
Stan was a veteran of the US Army and an avid participant with many friends at the Health Clubs of Doctors Hospital and The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. For relaxation, Stan tended to his aquarium at home. His true passion was travel and he and his wife, Sandy, traveled extensively.
The family will receive friends on THURSDAY September 1, 2022 from 10:15 – 11:00 AM at Brighton Memorial Chapel, Inc. (3325 Winton Road South).Please enter through The Chapel entrance.
Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 AM in The Interfaith Chapel of the funeral home.
A procession will follow to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer Research Foundation (CLICK HERE to donate online), Gary Sinise Foundation (For Defenders, Veterans and First Responders) (CLICK HERE to donate online) or World Jewish Congress American Section (CLICK HERE to donate online) in Stan’s memory.