Jill Levek

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Jill Levek, 73, of Auburn passed away April 6, 2024 at The Commons. Jill was born July 30, 1950 in Auburn to Evelyn and William Levek. She attended Auburn Schools special education programs and was a long-time participant in programs and services through Mozaic. 
Besides being active with bowling, bingo, crafts, and work, she loved the performing and visual arts provided by the Spotlight Studio program. She was frequently working on a song, often selected from Broadway shows, pop music or a standard. Her colorful and expressive paintings grace her family’s and friend’s walls.
Jill showed enthusiasm in many ways including her long history as a member of the Temple B’nai Israel congregation and as a performing artist. She took great pleasure and delight in family and friends. Her openness to people and social situations brought countless friends into her life. Jill was fond of giving family, friends and staff humorous nicknames which will forever bring smiles. Her cheery disposition was inspiring. 
She is survived by her sister Amy (Telluride, CO), brother Ben and sister-in-law Karen Maginn (Lubec, ME), nephews Jacob (Lulu) and Zach (Theresa) Levek and great nephews Isaac and Rafael (Denver, CO). 
Jill’s family wishes to thank many people who supported and help her achieve abundantly positive life experiences and accomplishments. Heartfelt thanks to the Mozaic staff whose care and compassion were unparalleled. Special thanks to two Auburn Mensches: Bob Piorun who encouraged her music and singing interests and Steve Kline who ensured Jill was an active member of Auburn’s Jewish community. 
Jill inspired those who knew her through her determination and purpose. She will be forever remembered for giving it a go and being filled with and sharing love.
Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday, April 11 in the Bradley Chapel at Fort Hill Cemetery, accessed through the main gate to the Cemetery from Fort Street. There will not be a visitation prior to the service. Burial will follow in the B’nai Israel section of the cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Spotlight Studios, c/o Mozaic, 1521 Clark St Rd, Auburn, NY 13021

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Condolences to all who loved Jill. She lived with happiness and dignity and enriched many lives. Warm wishes, Marty and Gloria

Written by Marty Blaser
2024-04-07 10:19:30 PM

Condolences on the passing of Jill. We remember her fondly as a congregant at B’nai Israel.v

Written by Deborah Less
2024-04-07 2:31:52 PM

My cousin Jill was an amazing human being. She lived her life as she had no disability and always wanting to be an independent person. She so loved her family, Amy and Ben and Karen, Jacob, Zach, Lulu, Teresa, and the her great nephews Isaac and Raphael. She adored that she was finally a great aunt. And let's not forget the dogs of the family, she was the Aunt to Ben and Karen's Fiona! What a brave woman to have her Bat Mitzvah as an adult and I watched her as she recited the words she so diligently studied for all those months. It was a proud day for sure. She remembered so many things, birthdays of the family and delighted in talking about baseball. She went through many years of her life without her loving parents and yet still wanted to be independent. We all learned so many things from Jill and I will forever be "Barbie Dreamhouse" as that was her favorite title for me! I will miss you Jill as we all will and love you forever! Your Barbie Dreamhouse cousin! AKA Barb Shapiro

Written by Barbara Shapiro
2024-04-07 5:29:40 PM

Amy, Ben and Karen, Zach and Jacob, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Jill. May her memory be a blessing.

Written by Mona and Daniel Hampson
2024-04-08 12:40:08 AM

I will miss Jill so much at Butera Drive. We enjoyed so many things together but my favorite will always be watching Lawrence Welk with her and listening to her sing. She would always find songs from there that she wanted to sing for Spotlight. Jill , Thank You for being you! I will love and miss you always

Written by Susan hesse
2024-04-08 5:01:56 PM

So sad for you, Amy, Ben, Karen and family. What an amazing sister and Auntie! Sending lots of love and Aloha, Judith68dhzf

Written by Judith White
2024-04-09 6:47:31 AM

Sending my deepest love and condolences to all on the passing of Jill. She had such a kind and warm spirit. And never forgot a birthday! I am so happy to have known her and been a small part of her loving family.

Written by Lindsay Stolzenburg
2024-04-10 7:31:12 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. Jill is a beautiful soul who's enthusiasm just made my day. She worked hard to be independent, but loved being part of the Level/ Chadwick family. I will miss our breakfast dates and hearing about her nephews, great nephews, Ben, Karen, Amy, the dog, and cats. I will also continue to admire her tenacity.

Written by Kathleen Karpinski
2024-04-11 4:58:35 PM