Janis Marcia Levine – October 31, 2020

Janis Marcia Levine of Hoboken, NJ passed away on October 31, 2020.

Born to Sara and Simon Levine in 1948, Janis was raised in Brooklyn, NY. As an adult, Janis traveled the world, including living in Japan for two years studying Japanese Tea Ceremony and becoming a practicing Zen student. In the early 1980s, Janis moved to Hoboken with her young family and stayed active in the community on local boards and political campaigns. Later in life, Janis became an ESL teacher at Bronx Community College and served as a New York Public Library administrator.

Janis lived a life full of the creative and expressive as a passionate supporter of the arts. One could often find her enjoying the variety of offerings available from local venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as sustaining institutions like NPR, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Japan Society. Janis found fulfillment as a lifelong Buddhist meditator, and spent her later years actively practicing yoga and Tai Chi.

Janis is survived by her beloved son, Daniel Galsworth, her dear brother, Stephen Levine, and her former husband, Gary Galsworth.


A celebration of life will be planned, with details to follow.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

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