Sally Smith Levy Obituary – The Burlington Free Press


Sally Smith Levy

Middlebury – Sally Smith Levy, 91, of Middlebury and South Burlington, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2021. Sally was born on May 8, 1930 in Saranac Lake, NY, daughter of Sarah A. and Elmer W. Smith.

Sally grew up in Saranac Lake and attended Saranac Lake High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Plattsburgh State University in New York; her certification in Teaching ESL from Columbia University Teachers’ College in New York City, and her Masters in TESL from St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont.

Early in her teaching career, Sally was a kindergarten and first grade teacher in New York City and Long Island, NY. She later consulted and taught English as a Second Language at HO Wheeler School, Essex Junction Public Schools and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. She has been a private tutor for elementary, high school, and graduate students and worked as an English and Maths tutor at the Vermont Adult Education Center, where she taught the GED program. Sally was also a member of the League of Women Voters, where she served as president of international relations for many years.

Sally loved the world of people, ideas and exchanges. She and her husband, Art, have enjoyed raising their children, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. Sally and Art lived in Okinawa, Japan, and London, England, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. Sally and Art spent their summers at Lake Saranac and Lake Champlain.

Sally was a wonderful conversationalist and listener, as well as an avid reader, writer, painter and photographer. She had a strong connection to nature and the Adirondacks and Green Mountains – lakes and wetlands were often the inspiration for her work. Sally enjoyed Nordic and downhill skiing, canoeing, boating, and hiking through New York and Vermont.

Sally was predeceased by her husband, Dr Arthur M. Levy. She is survived by her sister, Sandra Smith; and his brothers, David Smith and Robert Shelley; his daughters, Susan Guran and Lynn Bosworth (David); and his son, Alan Levy (Deana); her grandchildren, Andie Guran, Burt Guran, Aileen Bosworth, Trey Bosworth, Tucker Levy and Emma Levy; her nieces, Debbie Volusher, Lisa Wells and Katie Smith-Barry and her nephew, David Smith.

The family expresses their sincere gratitude to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Stephani Stoddard, Dr. Diana Barnard and the staff at the residence at Otter Creek for their loving care and support. The family will be hosting a private celebration of Sally’s life.

Posted on December 29, 2021

Posted in Burlington Free Press

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