Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Morton Philip Levine

  • AGE

    95

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    4:30 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

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  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Immediately following the service, with a 7:30 PM minyan.

    5565 Powers Ridge Court, Atlanta, GA, 30327

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  • OBITUARY

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    Morton P. Levine, 95, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on April 26, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.  

    Morton was born on April 7, 1927, in Mt. Vernon, New York, the third son of Meyer and Esther Levine. He grew up with brothers, Maurice, Sidney, and Robert (Bobby) in Mt. Vernon where his father owned an automobile dealership. 

    When World War II slowed new car sales, Morton pitched in to help his family by finding work in a factory where he polished plastic ring boxes. He gave his paycheck to his parents to help his parents pay for food and other needs.   

    The day after high school graduation, Morton was drafted into the U.S. Army. While serving his country, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and awarded the WWII Victory Medal. After his honorable discharge in 1947, Morton was admitted to the University of Georgia in Athens, where he pledged the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.  

    He later enrolled in the University of Georgia School of Law, enabling him to stay in Athens, a town he had come to love. He earned his JD degree in 1953, becoming the first member of his family to practice law.  

    He started his own firm in Atlanta, specializing in bankruptcy law. He proved his negotiating and conflict resolution skills in large and small cases.  Morton was in the people business, representing a diverse group of clients over the years, many of whom were in the automotive industry since it was an industry he knew well, and learned about, from his father. He also was well-respected by Bankruptcy Judges throughout the country and he was appointed in well over 100 cases to serve as Bankruptcy Trustee for the Debtor.   

    Morton was a member of the Atlanta and Georgia Bar Associations as well as a founding member of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute.  He was President of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute in 1978-1979.  In 2003, the Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, honored Morton with the David Pollard Award, for exemplifying a high standard of professionalism and ethics in bankruptcy practice. His three sons proudly followed his footsteps. His youngest son, Ronald is a partner in the firm he founded, now named Levine and Block. 

    Loved and respected by his peers, Morton cherished the comradery he shared with his colleagues. He was regarded by his associates as an energetic and gentle man who was devoted to his clients and his duty as an attorney. 

    On June 22, 1958, Morton married Phyllis Louise Borochoff. They reared four children, Jonathan, Russell, Susan, and Ronald. Morton, an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, purchased four season tickets in Sanford Stadium in 1954 and has held those same seats for 68 years.  Until recent years, he rarely missed a home game and his tailgates in the parking lot across from his fraternity were a sight to be seen. 

    He was a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta. 

    Morton was preceded in death by his parents, Meyer and Esther Levine; and his brothers, Maurice and Sidney Levine. 

    Morton is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis; his four children: son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Alison Levine; son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Anne Marie Levine; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Levine and Joni Romanek; and daughter, Susan Levine; ten grandchildren, Olivia, Molly, Alexa, David, Daniel, Andrew, Jamie, Jennifer, Matthew, and Rachel, and his brother Robert “Bobby” Levine. 

    Services will be graveside at 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta. Attendees are asked to not arrive prior to 4:15 pm.   Shiva will take place immediately following the funeral service at home of Jonathan and Alison Levine, 5565 Powers Ridge Court, Atlanta, GA 30327 with minyan at 7:30 pm. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Morton P. Levine Scholarship Fund at the University of Georgia School of Law online at: https://www.law.uga.edu/fund/morton-p-levine-scholarship or by check: Payable to: UGA Foundation For: Morton P. Levine Scholarship (72598003), University of Georgia School of Law, Law School Advancement Office 225 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602-6012.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. 

     

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Lawrence and Michelle Nathan

    Wishing Phyllis and the entire Levine family our condolences at this time, and know our thoughts are with your family. Morty was a great guy and a very special person to the Nathan family. My parents were friends with Phyllis and Morty since first meeting in Norway in 1974. To us he was our American hero, true friend and the reason we are living in Atlanta, and why I went to UGA, met Michelle and the rest is history.... Thanks Morty-you will be missed


  • Stuart Thompson

    Morty was truly a selfless humanitarian that was referred to me by a close friend on a case many years ago. He did an amazing job solving that case. Then when at the lowest point in my life involving another situation, he was there for me like none other. I grew to love him dearly. Purely out of love, he was there with nothing to gain. We remained close until the end! His life was beautifully lived with a heart of gold that did so much for so many! He will be remembered fondly by so many for years to come. My deepest sympathy to Phyllis, Jonathan, Russell, Susan and Ronald and your families and may you each live on comforted by his love and memories.


  • Barbara Gold

    Dear Phyllis and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Morty. Thinking of all of you and sending lots of love.


  • Blake Dinger

    Russell and family I am very sorry for your loss, wishing you the best during this trying time.


  • RUBIN ROY COBB

    We are sorry to hear about Morton's passing and our thoughts are with you and the family


  • Kyle Dinger

    Hi Russell, Anne, David, and Daniel, We were very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending our deepest sympathies and hope you are well during this difficult time. Best, Kyle and Paige Dinger


  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Phyllis and family, Sending heartfelt love and condolences to all. May his memory be a blessing forever.


  • marty throne

    Jonathan. I was sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was not only an excellent attorney, husband and father but a true gentleman. My thoughts are with you and your family, Marty Throne


  • Susan Treby Edelstein

    Phyllis, Jonathan, Russell, Susan and Ronald, So sorry for your loss, I have many fond memories of Morty. Sending love and condolences to you all Love, Susan


  • Mike Mies

    Jane and I send our sincere condolences to Phyllis and all the Levine family. We have so many wonderful memories of Mort. He became one of my closest friends as we traveled together. His warmth, generosity, and humor will be greatly missed. We are so grateful to have known him.


  • Harold Lefkoff

    Dear Phyllis you know that Morty was my closest and dearest friend since college. I will certainly miss him. I hope you will be okay. I just wish you well. Harold


  • Bruce and Kim Dinger

    Russell and family, We are sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of a beloved father, husband and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Dale Cecka

    Please accept my sincerest condolences and may you all be comforted by your memories. Warmest wishes from the Cecka family.


  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    So sorry to learn of Morty's passing. I will always remember our weekly lunches at the White House and the wonderful friendship that fantastic group of men shared. Phyllis and family, I wish you joyous memories of your long and happy life with Morty and the love you were so blessed to share.


  • Karen Balkcom

    Mr. Levine was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a great man and will be sorely missed. I have respected and loved the Levine family for many years. Prayers for all as you go forward. Karen


  • Levine Smith Snider & Wilson Family

    Our sincere condolences from everyone here at the Firm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Levine Family at this difficult time. May his memory always be a blessing.


  • Kristian Lisenby

    Condolences to the entire Levine family. I wish you comfort and peace during this time.


  • Victoria and Michael Boomgarden

    Our sincere condolences. We pray that you find comfort in the fond memories of your time together.


  • Betsy Gerson Cenker

    Phyllis and family. Please accept my condolences on Mort's passing. I remember him as always having a smile and being very friendly. May your memories bring you comfort. May you be comforted among the mourner of Zion and Jerusalem.


  • Sandy Cohn

    Morton was my mentor. He taught me so much. We were in practice together from ‘67 tr ‘77. He was a very kind and thoughtful person. I will still have wonderful memories of our times together. My heart goes out to Phyllis and the children.


  • Rona and Barry Seidel

    Dear Ron, we are sorry for your loss, and send condolences to you and your family.


  • Sherrie greenberg

    Dear Phyllis and Family, So sorry to hear of Morty's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you


  • Verna Fisher

    Our love and condolences to the Levine family. He was a great person and will be forever missed and forever remembered by those who knew and loved him. Our deepest sympathy. Verna and Bill Fisher and family


  • Gary Marx

    Condolences to the entire Levine family. I’ll always remember Mort’s wit and the conversations about GA football. I am sorry we can’t be there today. He truly was a great person and Dad.


  • Sarah Smathers (Borochoff)

    My memories of my Uncle Morty are some I will always treasure. His immutable sense of humor remains a bright spot in my musings. I still laugh. His memory is a blessing to all.


  • Jay Waronker

    Phyllis, May you forever take delight in the best of your husband and your time together.


  • Sheila Kamensky Gerstein

    Morty Levine was the the best of the best! A life long friend of my late husband Sidney…I will always remember his kindness and thoughtfulness! My love and condolences to Phyllis and the children. Fortunately,memories last a lifetime…he will always be with all of us! Love, Sheila Kamensky Gerstein


  • Cecile Waronker

    So sorry to learn of Morty's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


  • Karyn & Larry Parker

    From the entire Parker family, sending deepest condolences on the passing of your father/husband. He was a sweet man, who I (Karyn) will always remember being introduced to with Ron at my first FL GA game in Jacksonville and he immediately barked at me! Guess being a Gator I should have expected that! May his memory forever be for a blessing ??


  • Barbara Cohen

    So sorry to hear of Morty's passing. He was a brilliant Lawyer and a wonderful husband and father especially to my daughter Alison. We could not have asked for better family. My sincere condolences to Phyllis and Jonathan. Barbara Cohen.


  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Dear Phyllis and family, We are so sorry to hear of Morton's passing. We shared many good times with you both and his friendship was important to us.


  • Andy Woodward

    Sending love and prayers to your family. Cherish each memory and find joy in them.


  • Joel C. Lobel

    Dear Phyllis and Family, I am so sorry to learn of my good friends passing. Morty was a very kind and caring person. I am out of the country and will not be able the funeral. I send you all my love and know that Morty is telling everyone in Heaven about his Georgia Bulldogs.


  • Jim Massey

    Mort was a very talented lawyer, a man of impeccable integrity and a mainstay of the bankruptcy bar in Atlanta for decades. I was lucky to know him, to be warmed by his graciousness, and to have him as a friend.


  • Thomas E. Raines

    Morton was my mentor in the practice of law and like a second father. I have cherished my time with he and his family. My prayers and thoughts are with Phyllis and the family.


  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    We morn with all Levine’s.Morty was a Special person whose friendship was a privilege to have.


  • Bob Rothman

    Dear Phyllis, Morty's memory will be a blessing for all who knew him.


  • Barbara Krinsky

    Phyliss and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hour of loss. I got to know the both of you during our weekly dinner dates on Friday evenings, and I will miss the evening conversations with Mort. May he Rest In Peace!


  • Charles Sheron

    Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Morty's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Betsy Teplis

    Phillis, My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.


  • Michael Fishman

    Mr. Levine had been a mentor my entire life. His son Jonathan and I grew up as best friends and remain best friends to this day. His rise to the top of his legal profession was clearly influenced by his father’s similar rise. We worked with his father every summer trying to stay out of trouble the best we could. Jonathan has been more than a friend to me. It’s easy to see his father’s influence of compassion, benevolence, love, wisdom and just being a kind hearted sole. I loved Morty Levine as I do Jonathan. I know how proud Mr Levine was of his family and their spirit of philanthropy. I love you Morty Levine. You will be missed but always remembered as the man you were. Michael


  • Lisa Levine

    Such a wonderful and proud father and grandfather. I will always remember his smile, warmth and sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and loved him. May his memory be a blessing. Sending love to the family during this time.


  • Lisa Blank

    May his memory be a blessing to all. my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, BDE


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  • Jack and Susan Baer

    Phyllis and family, We are so sorry to hear of Morty's passing -- wish we could be in Atlanta with all of you. Will try to get in touch as things settle down a bit. Will always remember Morty as a good, kind, gentle family man, who was a GA Bulldog Football fan(atic).


  • Jamie Gingold

    Dear Ron and Phyllis, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember my wonderful conversations with Morty over the years at the SBLI seminars. I am grateful for his contribution and dedication to our SBLI and our entire bankruptcy community. Baruch dayan ha'emet, Jamie Gingold


  • Dan Balser

    Much love, Levines. So sorry for your loss.


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