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Gathering Scheduled for Peekskill Native, Photographer Saturday

Miriam G. Levine, a Peekskill High School graduate and Maryland resident, passed away on Dec. 22 at the age of 73.

Miriam Levine, a Peekskill native and a resident of Bethesda, Md., passed away on Dec. 22 at the age of 73, according to this obituary from the Washington Post.

She is survived by Paul H. Levine, MD, her husband of 52 years; her children, Jane, David and Dan Levine; their spouses, Blaine Pennington, Monica Larson and Nicole Levine; and her grandchildren, Nell and Jessie Pennington, Zoe, Milo and Daisy Levine, and Georgia and Charlie Levine.

Levine  grew up in Peekskill and graduated from Peekskill High School in 1956. She earned a BA from Cornell University in 1959 and a Masters in Education at Columbia Teacher's College.

Levine taught social studies at Rush-Henrietta High School in Rochester, NY, before moving to Buffalo, NY to raise her children.

She served as photography editor of Washingtonian Magazine from 1980 to 1983 and worked as a photojournalist and freelance photographer. Her work was frequently published in the Washington Post Magazine, the Montgomery Journal and other local and national publications, according to her obituary.

She went on to start her art career in art and commercial photography at Glen Echo Photoworks.

Levine was also a gardener and earned  Master Gardener status through her study at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, MD. A few years ago, she published “The Garden Within,” a book of her garden photographs taken in Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and across the United States with an $8.00 plastic Holga camera.

Levine’s family and friends are gathering at La Ferme in Chevy Chase, MD from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5  to celebrate her life and work.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the following institutions that were close to her heart: Imagination Stage http://www.imaginationstage.org, located on 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, Md 20814, or Miriam’s Kitchen , located on 2401 Virginia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20037.

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