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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Bernice B. Levin
March 6, 1924 - June 19, 2021
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel
Service Date: Sunday June 27th, 2021
Service Time: 10:00 am
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - Mount Sinai Chapel
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
Bernice (Pearlman) Horovitz – Levin
March 6,1924 – June 19, 2021
Bernice Pearlman was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania to Morris Pearlman and Rebecca Glider Pearlman. Her sisters were Freda, Ida, and Shirley and her brothers were Harry, Frank and Howard. Her mother passed away when she was 12 so she moved to Pittsburgh and lived there with her brother Harry and his wife Celia.
During WWII in Pittsburgh she married Joseph Horovitz who was in the Navy. They had two daughters; Barbara Sue and Donna Rae. They were close to Bernice’s Aunt Belle and brother Harry and his wife Celia and her family. They visited her father, Morris, in Cleveland and brother, Frank and his family in Sharon. She was also close to Joe’s brothers and sisters, Mamie, Evie, Anne, Charlie, Sidney, Bernie, Goldie and Roland and their families in Pittsburgh then Florida.
Bernice was a good mother as well as a member of B’nai B’rith, and belonged to the B’nai Israel Synagogue. They lived in Pittsburgh for 16 years
Bernice and her daughters moved to Los Angeles, California in 1959, living with her sister Ida and her family, then moved to West Hollywood where she enjoyed the closeness of her sisters Freda, Ida and Shirley and her brother Howard and their families. Bernice loved their birthday and anniversary celebrations, school plays, visits to the parks, concerts, softball games and Disneyland with her family and friends from the past and present in Florida and California. She married Sam Levin, who became a lifelong friend after their marriage was over.
She was a customer representative with Ma Bell for 28 years. She retired when they took away her pencil and wanted her to use a computer. Then she worked for Jewish Family Services where she was the Assistant Activity Director at Plummer Park Senior Center. She guided cultural trips and entertainment for the locals. She was involved in the growth of West Hollywood for over 20 years as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Board as well as Senior Buzz cable tv show, where she interviewed local seniors in the community. Her Norton Street neighbors, friends and caregivers at her assisted living residences and people she worked with loved her. She was known for her forward thinking, and positive outlook. Her motto was “always be kind”.
Bernice was the dear grandmother to Jack and Glen Slaydon of Florida and Matt and Mike Cott of Colorado. Her beloved grandson Glen preceeded her in death. Her darlings were her great grandchildren Taylor, Quinn, Kamryn and Joey Slaydon and Jeremy, Emily and Lauren Cott, in addition to her great great grandchildren Myles and Alaia Slaydon. She also loved her step daughter Jodi Horovitz of Nashville and Jodi’s little daughter Eamara.
Bernice passed away quietly and peacefully on June 19. Local members of her family – daughter Barbara Cott, grandsons Matthew and Michael Cott and Amber, Bryna Herbold and her husband Carl and Daughter Julie, Evan Freed, Judy Greitzer, Debi Benson and her family, Sandy and Anca Horovitz, Diane Horovitz, City of West Hollywood co workers, and friends gathered to honor her on June 26 at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Her nephews Evan Freed and Sandy Horovitz talked about her life, and Rabbi/Cantor Didi Thomas read the emails written about her by her friends and coworkers in the City of West Hollywood. A slideshow was made by Evan of pictures taken in her life and a live video of the service in the chapel was made by the Mount Sinai IT department on June 26th. They can be viewed in the Obituary Section at mountsinaiparks.org. There is also a section for comments.
The graveside inurnment will be at noon on Monday, July 19th, by Rabbi/Cantor Didi Thomas.