Dr. Arthur H. Levine, a long time resident of Port Washington, died at his home on Monday, November 10, 1997 at the age of 90.
He graduated from the City College of New York in 1928 with a B.S. degree and received his degree in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1932. He moved to Port Washington in 1934 after completing postgraduate work in surgery at Coney Island Hospital. He practised dentistry in Port Washington for 56 years until he retired seven years ago.
After World War II, he was awarded a citation from President Truman for his work on the Selective Service Dental Examining Board. During the years that he practiced dentistry he was a contributing editor to TLC dental magazine where he published many articles, including several on his innovative techniques in painless Novocain injections.
In the 1950s he was very active with various school and civic leaders to get a bond issue passed which enabled the district to build what is now known as Schreiber High School. He served as president of the Port Washington Men's Association, which was responsible for the creation of the annual high school graduation dance, known as the Senior Gambol. He served as Gambol chairman in 1956. His passsion was tennis, and he became ranked in Senior Men's singles in the 1960s. His other interests included writing short stories, jewelry making, bridge, and chess. He introduced his nephew to chess, and the nephew later became an International Master and one of the top American chess players.
Dr. Levine is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sylvia; a son Thomas of Pleasantville, NY; a son Eric of Port Washington; and four grandchildren: Tamsin, Kenneth, Cambria, and Graden.