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.
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