James S. Levy

James S. Levy, 84, died Dec. 26, 2016 in Kona, Hawaii.

Born in Tucson, Mr. Levy was a descendent of the pioneer Levy family of Southern Arizona. He was a graduate of Tucson High School and the University of Arizona. He worked for Levy’s Department Store as a buyer until 1969. He left Tucson to work at Liberty House/City of Paris Department Store in San Francisco, and subsequently became purchasing director for the City of Oakland Housing Authority until retirement. He and his wife, Barbara, moved to Morro Bay, Calif., and upon her death, he moved to the island of Kona with his children, Erin and Mark.

Mr. Levy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Barbara; son, Steven Levy; and sister, Leanore (Levy) Rado. Survivors include his son, Mark Levy, and daughter, Erin Levy, of Kona, Hawaii; sister, Jacqueline (Levy) Rosenfeld of Tucson; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.