This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry.
Shirley Leviton, a beloved leader in the electrical industry, passed away on January 3. Mrs. Leviton was an active member of the board of directors of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., and wife of the company’s former CEO and former NEMA Board member, the late Harold Leviton.
“The many employees and people in the industry who came in contact with her sensed her compassion, elegance and intellect,” Leviton Manufacturing Co. said in a prepared statement. “She frequently accompanied Harold, visiting the company’s facilities, attending company and industry functions. She was beloved by employees and throughout the electrical industry.”
Besides her work with the company, Mrs. Leviton served many national and local organizations, including presiding as President of the National Council of Jewish Women and being a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Acadia University. She also was a board member of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York.