MARCH 9 I MARGARET LEVIN I TRIBUTE
Margaret Levin Remembered
Even though Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center bore her husband’s name, Margaret Levin, who passed away March 2 at 81, was always the first person to greet customers at the door.
Acting as co-owner with her husband, Levin ran the cash register at the Wheaton, Md.-based full-line dealership, which they founded in 1958. The business started as an adjunct to a pawnshop operated by the Levin family. In 1968, the couple moved the store to Wheaton, where it grew to occupy an entire city block.
Levin also directed the Charles and Margaret Levin Family Foundation, a charitable organization.
A statement from the company’s Web site read, “For all of us who are employees at WMC, Mrs. Levin has been a second mother to all of us, helping us through all of the challenges we each have faced throughout life.”
Chuck Levin died in 2002. Survivors include three children, Alan, Robert and Abbe Levin; a sister, Natalie Stewart; and two grandchildren. The store is currently operated by Alan and Robert Levin.
In lieu of flowers, the Levin family would prefer donations be made to either the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area or the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes in Levin’s memory. MI