Harry E. "Ed" Leveritt, 82, of Milan, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013, surrounded by his family, in his home.
He was born March 26, 1931, in Miami, son of the late Harry O. and Lurline (Gattis) Leveritt and came to this area in 1960 from Cambridge, Ohio. Ed was a 1949 graduate of Hapeville High School, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-54 during the Korean War, and was a member and former elder at Edison Memorial United Methodist Church.
He was the district sales manager for Motorist Mutual from 1954-58; was the treasurer of Margaretta School District from 1968-70; and was executive director, for five counties, of the North Star Council of Governments from 1970-80. He was a an employee of the Erie County Sheriff's office where he was influential in applying for Federal Grants for the county. Ed taught night classes at Terra Technical College in law enforcement and was the owner of the Milan Village Motel and Gift Shop from 1970-80. Ed was a member of the Erie County Planning and Zoning Board and retired as the Erie County Engineer of the Water Treatment Plant in Huron in 1994. He was a more than 50-year member of Guernsey Lodge No. 66 F. & A.M., Cambridge, Ohio, and as a youth, its Order of Demolay; was a member of the Milan Jaycees; the Milan Rotary Club; Milan American Legion Post 052; and Firelands Post 2743 VFW. Ed was a former chairman and treasurer of the Milan Melon Festival from 1963-74; was a former member of the Milan Board of Public Affairs; and served two terms (8 years) as a member, and former president, of the Milan Village Council under Mayor Glenn Rockwell. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, was a member of the Milan Rod and Gun Club, the IAB Club in Sandusky, and the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association. Ed enjoyed target shooting, spending time at Camp Perry with his son, and fishing. He also enjoyed carpentry and had built a home in Milan, traveling, and taking his family on annual vacations.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Leanne Leveritt-Afong and Matthew J. Afong, of Waipahu, Hawaii, Pamela J. and David Elmlinger of Milan, and Bradley K. and Pamela M. Leveritt, of LaGrange, Ky.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Ed is also survived by his sister, Mary Frances Morgan of Newnan, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marylee (Stultz) Leveritt, in 2006, and by his sister, Louise Moore.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 E. Church St., Milan. The Rev. Barbara A. Stephens-Rich will officiate. Interment will be in Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 E. Church St., Milan, OH 44846, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44857.
Condolences may be shared with his family at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.