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Dory Paul Levy

Obituary for Dory Paul Levy

July 5, 1952 - December 12, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 65


Dory Levy, age 65, loving husband, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on December 12th after a 27 year fight against AIDS. His surviving family consists of his beloved husband of 14 years, Anthony (Tony) Kulikowski, his siblings Lory & Pat White and Morgan & Alexandra Levy, and his niece and nephews Rebekah White Palaian, David White, True and Austin Levy.

Dory loved deeply and created a large and vibrant family over the course of his life. He left behind many dear friends, including David Dowty, Sara Blatt & David, Jon and Joanna Lewis, Sue Wiederspahn and David Butts, Jerry Powell, Charly Castle, and Brett Chandler. Despite great difficulties, he managed to live at home for many years due to the help of his husband and these friends as well as a devoted team of people who already were or became close friends: Leslie Friedlander, Shari Nichols, Nancy Taute, Russell Still, Cynthia Winer, Lynn Levy Neu, Amy Greenspan, and Sharon O'Neill.

Dory was a man of strong passions, one of the earliest of which was music, primarily classical, in which he received his bachelor's degree from UT. Wonderful food was always his delight, and he found a career as a sous chef in a fine French restaurant. Finally, Dory became a medical technologist, MT(ASCP), and worked in the microbiology lab at Brackenridge Hospital until his health forced him to give it up.

Dory's voracious enthusiasms led him deeply into Jewish studies, country western dancing, roller skating and ice skating. In all his fields of interest, he particularly loved teaching. Senior doctors loved taking their interns by Dory's bed during rounds because he continued teaching no matter how sick he became.

Dory's love of learning and teaching led him into very strong relationships. Many were found at Congregation Beth Israel, where he led services, read Torah, mentored many B'nai Mitzvah students, sang in the choir and served on the Board. His great commitment to friendship preserved deep relationships with co-workers for decades after he could no longer work. Dory's greatest love belonged to his husband, Tony Kulikowski, and the care they gave each other enriched everyone who saw them together.

Dory may never have realized that he educated the most by the way he lived. He taught all those who paid attention to his endless spirit to love and take care of others, to treat learning as an avocation and to treat life as the precious gift it is.

Donations in Dory's memory can be made to Congregation Beth Israel, AIDS Services of Austin or KMFA.

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