Long after he had retired, teachers who had served with Joseph Levin are said to have remembered him well.
Dr. Levin had been their principal at three public elementary schools in Philadelphia.
And so in 2012, they presented him with the Educator of Distinction Award from their Alpha Delta Kappa sorority chapter in Philadelphia, his daughter, Ruth Cohen, said in an interview.
"They think the world of him," Cohen said.
On Friday, Oct. 4, Dr. Levin, 85, of Voorhees, died of congestive heart failure at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
A longtime resident of the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, he graduated from Murrel Dobbins High School in 1946, earned a bachelor's in secondary education in 1953, and a master's in educational administration in 1960, both at Temple University, his daughter said.