Charlotte Levy

Honored by:Suzanne Zilber, Cathy Zilber, Steve Zilber, David Zilber, Wendy Kasdan, Molly Kasdan, David Kasdan, Ellen Rosenberg, Jane Vickers, and Michael Margolis
Brick location:F:18  map


Charlotte was the cherished mother of Margery Margolis, Elizabeth “Ellie” Gardner, and Jill Targer and grandmother to 10 and great grandmother to 12. One grandchild, Suzanne Zilber, worked at Iowa State and prior to the building name controversy, had collected donations for her brick. After graduating from Wellesley College in 1929, she married Marion (Herc) I Levy. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage, work and travel. Together they founded Viking Air Conditioning Corp, a pioneering firm in the heating and air conditioning industry.

She did the bookkeeping and accounting among other tasks. She was a charter member of Suburban Temple – Kol Ami in Beachwood Ohio, a reform synagogue as well as one of the first president’s of the Sisterhood. Char and Herc were very interested in other cultures, traveled extensively and shared widely about their adventures to the public in Cleveland ,Ohio. Their grandchildren have fond memories of their home in Shaker Heights, Ohio on a lake and the antique penny arcade games in their basement. Charlotte was open minded into her later years, adopting feminist perspectives about abortion, same sex love, and given more time on the planet would have joined in anti-racist actions through her philanthropic giving, which was extensive.