In Memoriam

Dr. Harold J. Levy, 94, pioneering psychiatrist practiced medicine for 71 years

By Anne Neville
Published October 17, 2019|Updated October 17, 2019

Feb. 15, 1925 — Oct. 2, 2019

As a young boy, Sanford Levy would get up at 6 a.m. to spend time with his father, Dr. Harold J. Levy, while he shaved, because the youngster was often asleep before his father's workday as a psychiatrist ended.

For many years, Sanford Levy said, his father started his day by seeing patients at Bry-Lin Hospital and Millard Fillmore Hospital, then worked in his private practice, Psychiatric Associates of WNY. After office hours, Dr. Levy would do consultations at Lafayette General, St. Francis, St. Joseph's and Sisters hospitals. He was a practicing physician for 71 years until retiring in 2017.

"His passion for caring for his patients was equaled by his passion for spending time with family," said Sanford Levy.

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