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Jerry V. Levis, 73, of Wakefield Drive, Sharpsville, passed away Thursday morning (6-29-17) in his residence after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Sharon on Nov. 28, 1943, to Fritz and Lucy (Paolucci) Levis.
Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Hickory High School and was a graduate of the Ora Jean Barber School in Erie.
He became a Certified Barber Teacher and had received extensive training from Daniell Rudiant of Brussels, as well as the Roffler Training of Pittsburgh, where he was placed on the Pennsylvania team that competed nationally. Since 1962, Jerry was a self-employed barber/stylist in the Greenville area.
In addition he was also the past owner/operator of Levis Landscaping and Reynolds Rent-A-Space.
He was a past Reynolds Little League coach and was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville.
Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed woodworking and wine making.
On May 2, 1964 he married the former Kay F. Rose; she survives at home.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Lisa Yohman and her husband Rick of Canfield; two sons, Tony Levis and his wife Allison of Pittsburgh, and Doug Levis and his wife Tami of Sharpsville; his mother, Lucy Levis of Sharpsville; a sister, Linda Ratkowski and her husband Ken of Hermitage; and nine grandchildren, Katelyn Yohman, Jared Yohman, Lauren Yohman, Emily Yohman, Parker Levis, Taylor Levis, Madison Levis, Luke Levis and Garen Levis.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, PA 16125 or Southern Care Hospice, 26 Nesbitt Road, Suite 153 New Castle, PA 16105.

Jerry V., 73, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday (7-2-17) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville. Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday (7-3-17) in St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville, with Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, pastor of the church, as celebrant. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church.
Burial: Private in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on June 29, 2017
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