I want to express my deepest thanks to Mark and Jane. From pre-planning, to burial I felt heard, comforted, safe and supported. I have known Mark for many years and this was not the first time we have worked together. However, this was the toughest for me. Mark and Jane helped me negotiate dealing with a death out of town and helped me problem solve some other issues. When the call finally came. It was Mark who spoke to me at 12:30 am. His kindness and reassurance helped me feel calm and confident.
The funeral was perfect. Every request was honored and expertly executed. It was truly beautiful. My precious mother was buried which the deepest respect. I am truly grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Fondly, Deborah ( and Arthur) Friedson
I owe so much gratitude to Mark for the wonderful job he did with first my dad’s funeral in 2014 and now my mom’s funeral just this month. Both times, he took care of so many details behind the scenes and took away a great deal of stress that I would have had. His compassion, attention to detail, great sense of humor, and calm demeanor are very much appreciated. I highly recommend Levine Memorial Chapel!
Mark and Jane Levine embody the words professionalism, compassion and an innate ability to know what their clients need in their most difficult and challenging hours. They face death everyday but understand that everyone grieves and mourns differently and are literally by your side from the moment that you make that dreaded call to that sad empty feeling as you leave the cemetery. They are genuine and this is truly their calling.
Dear Scott, Helen, and entire Spiro Family,
So saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Both your Dad and Mom were good friends of the Comes family . My parents thought so highly of them. With sympathy,
Professional, caring, patient, kind, genuine and real. As a mortuary science student in early 2000's I had the opportunity to meet Mark and Jane Levine; was impressed by their passion for the industry and that they had refrigeration on the property. Many years later I had reconnected with them while attending various services in the local area. Honestly I had "shopped" local establishments in the capital region and none of them gave me a sense of family. When my dad died November 2020 in the midst of the challenges of the pandemic; I called Mark when we were ready to have dad taken into the care of Levine Memorial Chapel. Tom was dispatched to help me care for my dad. Kind, gentle and professional Tom; he and I placed dad on the cot and Tom would transport my dad. We gave Tom dad's things and paperwork and the process peaceful. I was in regular contact with Mark to finalize an obituary, order prayer cards, limos, set dates and times for services; and the daunting task of having my mom choose a casket. Mom had a conversation with Mark that helped her make the choice that worked for her; people at the funeral service were complimenting us on the casket. My mom being of small stature wanted to have a "until we meet again" moment and she struggled to reach my dad... Mark and Tom so graciously removed the casket lid and we were able to have that time. The staff worked at our church and at the national cemetery. They are professional, caring and kind with a sense of humor and love. I will always recommend and say with fierce confidence that if you love someone and respect them contact Levine Memorial Chapel. As a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Florida; I highly recommend and advise all families no matter your faith to Trust the professionals, who become your family Mark & Jane Levine Tom Pratt and their staff. Graciously, Amy Pershyn
Dear Carol Bloom & Family,
I had the privilege of knowing & working with Alan for over 40 years. He was a true friend that stood by our family through the loss of a son & health hurdles. A better man you will not find. We lost one of the good guys and he will be missed. Please accept our sincerest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Debbie Lutz
Thank you for your caring and compassionate support during a most difficult time. Mark and Jane, you made pre-planning my Mom's funeral, surely a difficult endeavor, a smooth process that now, years later, I fully appreciate. Our our of town funeral was handled with professionalism and helpfulness from start to finish. In the midst of this challenging time, you both handled everything seamlessly. Thank you to Tom for all your help at New Montefiore.
A neighbor who quickly became a friend . He respected everyone and whether it was Rhoda or Florence by his side he was always the person that you wanted to be with.
Great friend, father, and community contributor. Missed him this year because of COVID but always reached out when back from Florida.
A lover of Bombay Gin And Golf and could handle both with ease.
How very blessed we are here in the Capital District to have the caring and attentive services of Levine Memorial Chapels during a time when our families need it the most. Now for two generations, members of the Levine family are always there at any hour of the day or night to assist us through the difficult journey of losing a loved one. For 23 years as a Rabbi in this community, Levine Memorial Chapels has always been a supportive and caring partner in the work we do comforting those who have suffered the loss of a loved one and helping them navigate through this difficult process.”
I have been both privileged and honored to work together with the Levine Memorial Chapel for close to 35 years. During that time, I have come to greatly admire their compassion, sensitivity, and helpfulness to those in the midst of grief. They are always respectful, not only to the families of the deceased, but to other professionals as well.
It has been my privilege to work with the Levine Memorial Chapel and its associates for the past 23 years. The sensitivity, dedication, responsibility, and respect for each family has been their clarion hallmark dating back to the firm’s creation at the hands of its mentor, Robert M. Levine. From pre-need to aftercare, Levine’s careful concern for all religions and personal needs has given our community a quiet, peaceful calm. We know when death is imminent and the responsibility is yours, Levine’s will be there to provide service and compassion.
I write to express my sincerest gratitude to Mark and Jane Levine. Over the years, Levine Memorial Chapels has been a source of Jewish pride in the Capital District. They have given of themselves with selfless devotion; ensuring that our loved ones receive the dignity we want for them. But more importantly, they extend a comforting hand to mourning families. They help dry our tears. Yet, the greatest service they provide is compassion. Mere words cannot capture my deepest sense of gratitude to a company which has become like family to so many in my congregation. They have helped many through the "valley of shadows of death". Levine's provides a safe and secure environment for people to grieve. Our congregational family uses their services more so than anyone else in the Capital District.
We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve. Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.