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🇺🇸 William H. Levan, Sr., 72 – Recipient of Two Purple Hearts

William H. Levan, Sr., 72, of Spittler Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the Lebanon VA Hospital.

Born on September 20, 1947 in Pottsville,  he was a son of the late Marlin Levan and Robert and Jeanne Daubert Kreis.

He was a 1965 graduate of Tremont High School and attended Business School in Minnesota for 1 year.

William then joined the United States Marine Corp and served during the Vietnam Era from April 1967 until November 1968.  He was a member of the 1st Battalion 97th Marines and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.  He received a Certificate of Appreciation from Building Homes for Heros for his support in helping provide wounded military men and women with homes.

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He was Vice President of transportation for Van Heusen, and in 2000 started Levan’s tree farm in Pine Grove.  He was a member of Buck Ridge Hunting Camp.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Terry Levan.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Linda Hoover Levan; a daughter, Pamela Levan of Hegins; a son, William Levan, Jr. of Pine Grove;  his beloved dog Greta; two brothers, Thomas and wife Jesse Kreis of Tremont, Andy and wife Kathy Kreis of Pine Grove; a sister-in-law Darlene Levan of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA P. O. Box 332 Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, in his memory.

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The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at

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