SIERRA VISTA — Robert (Bob) Levine, a resident of Sierra Vista since 1986, passed away on Oct. 31, 2017 at the age of 79.
Bob was born in the Bronx, New York City on Aug. 18, 1938. He earned a B.S. degree in Physics from CCNY (City College of New York) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he met his wife, Diane Susan Goldberg. They were married on Nov. 9, 1969.
During his career, Bob worked in the development of scientific instruments for use in academia, then in the oil services industry, where he developed measurement apparatus for well logging. He worked at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and later moved to the heart of the oil industry in Houston, Texas. In the mid-1980s, he applied his computer and engineering skills to the defense industry, working in testing computer systems both on the contractor and government side. He worked at Fort Huachuca until retiring from JITC in 2007.
While in Connecticut, Bob and Diane had their two children, Joe in 1974 and Lisa in 1977. In Arizona, they enjoyed family camping and hiking trips to the Huachucas, the Chiricahuas, the White Mountains, the San Juans in southwest Colorado and Point Reyes in California. On arriving in Cochise County, Bob’s very first leisure activity was a Carr Peak hike with the Huachuca Hiking Club.
Bob is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Diane Levine; their son, Joe Levine, daughter-in-law, Andrea Franzius, and grandson, Noah Franzius, all of Dusseldorf, Germany; and their daughter, Lisa Levine, of Tucson, Arizona.
Burial took place at Cochise Memory Gardens on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.