Dr. Arnold Levenson
Dr. Arnold Edward Levenson, 96, of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away at Meadowlark Hills on April 8, 2017. Born July 16, 1920, in Salem, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Louis and Minnie (Polansky), Levenson.
Arnold was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years Francis (Fulbright) Levenson, sisters Anne Salloway and Sophie Katz. He is survived by his sons, Larry Levenson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Lee (Anne) Levenson of Appleton, Wisconsin, and grandson Andrew Levenson of Searcy, Arkansas. Arnold was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.
He attended Northeastern University, graduated from the Massachusetts School of Physiotherapy, and received a degree in Surgical Podiatry from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
He joined the US Army in 1942, and as one of the few individuals with specific training in the medical use of X-rays, the army declared him as “essential to the continental limits of the United States.” His active military service was completed as Chief Enlisted Technician of the X-ray department at O’Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Levenson established his podiatric medical practice in Manhattan in 1949 and retired in 1985. During his career and well into his retirement Arnold’s interests were centered around communications; he was a long-time Ham radio operator, consulted on 911 telephone systems and emergency and civil defense communications and served as the Kansas Coordinator of Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic in conjunction with Fort Riley. He also served the community in several capacities, including participation as a member of the County Commission, City Commission, and School Board.
A special thank you to the Sloan House staff at Meadowlark Hills and Hospice for their loving care and support.
Arnold will be laid to rest with Military Honor's at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at Fort Riley, Manhattan, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Wednesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan Church of Christ or to the Manhattan Jewish Congregation in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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