Elaine Marcus Levine

Elaine Marcus Levine, age 69, of Chevy Chase, Md., and the daughter to the late Lena and Hymmen S. Marcus, of Frankfort, died of breast cancer on July 14, 2014.  She was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort High School.

Mrs. Levine received a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., where she met her late husband, Charles H. Levine, who later became a distinguished scholar on the public service. She earned her Master’s degree in Business Education from Michigan State University.

Her professional life was spent in teaching vocational skills in community colleges from Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale to Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, N.Y., and her later years as a training specialist at government agencies as an independent contractor. Her interest in innovative instructional methodologies began in Lansing, Mich., in 1969-1970, when she was part of a pioneer project at Lansing Community College to individualize vocational training in office skills.

From 1978 through the early 1980s, she was an instructor in the Secretarial Skills Center for the Internal Revenue Service.  From 1986 until November 2002, she was part of a team that developed, implemented, and administered an individualized self-paced learning center in computer software and business skills for the Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

Mrs. Levine enjoyed genealogy and had been a member of The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, as well as the National Business Education Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, Temple Sinai and Hadassah.    

She is survived by her son, Jordan B. Levine of Washington, D.C., and by two brothers: Alvin E Marcus (and the late Audrey) of Glendale, Ariz.; and Robert J. Marcus (Harriet) of Woodland Hills, Calif.  Her sister, Betty J. Marcus Isaacs (Mrs. Sheldon Isaacs) of Louisville, preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that memorial contributions be made in her name to the American University School of  Public Affairs for the Charles H. Levine Memorial Fund, c/o Robert Durant, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, or to The Prayer Book Fund, Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Rd., Washington, DC 20015 or to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com

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  • I was doing some research online this evening, and I came across the Death Notice on Elaine.   I had tears of sadness to see that Elaine has passed.      Elaine's mom  and dad was my Uncle Hymman and Auntie Lena.   Aunt Lena, is a sister to my grandma Esther R. Kraus.  I'm Jean Carol Kraus / Moscovitz Oldest Daughter.   I live in the Interior of Alaska. Near Fairbanks Alaska and 3 miles from North Pole, Alaska.               I remember going to Ohio and Kentucky when I was 15 years old.      I got to go to Kentucky for a couple weeks, with Uncle Sol, so I could see Auntie Lena, and Uncle Hymman.     I remember seeing Elaine I was stay @ Aunt Lena's.    UNCLE SOL AND UNCLE HYMMAN WERE THE BEST UNCLES A GREAT NIECE COULD HAVE.   My husband and and I send many prayers to the family.                 I know when we lost my mom In Aug 2005 for Lung Cancer it was a real hard time/    Thank God I got to fly to Florida right before mom pass to say my Goodbye.         


    Love always

    Elisa Cary Moscovitz Miller 907-687-2824

    Elisa Cary