NEW YORK–Services were held here yesterday for Alvin L. Levine, long-time executive with Perfect Fit Industries and one of the home textiles industry’s more notable figures.
Levine died on Dec. 9 at his home here “peacefully” according to his family. He had been ill for some time.
But for much of his life, from the time he began working at age 14, right up through the end of his life, Levine was an active member of the industry, offering his advice and opinions—not necessarily in that order—on subjects both within and outside the business. The business card he carried described himself as a “solider of fortune.”
He spent virtually his entire career with Perfect Fit, rising to senior vice president before retiring a number of years ago. But as Lou Morris, president of Perfect Fit, said at the services on Sunday, “Alvin worked for Perfect Fit all his life, both before his retirement and afterwards.”
Levine is survived by his son James and daughter Linda, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.