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Morton H. Levy, an attorney who specialized in eminent-domain cases and commercial land development, died unexpectedly Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) in Millard Fillmore Hospital. The Amherst resident was 64.

A native of Buffalo and a graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School, Levy was a law clerk to Justice Philip Halpern of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in the late 1950s and early '60s.

He then was an assistant state attorney general for about five years before working in private practice for another 25 years.

Levy handled several landmark eminent-domain cases in the Buffalo area and was special counsel for the Olean and Salamanca Urban Renewal agencies.

For the last 12 years, Levy was involved in commercial real estate development.

"He loved to develop land" said his wife, Lenore. "He could build and design anything."

An avid sailor, Levy was commodore of the Tuscarora Yacht Club in Wilson for more than four years. He was secretary of the former Lincoln Law Club and a member of the UB Law Review, Buffalo World Hospitality and Temple Beth Am. He served in the Army in Germany from 1954 through 1956.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Robert of New York City and David of Amherst; a daughter, Jane Goodman of Nashua, N.H.; two sisters, Evelyn Cohen of Amherst and Roslyn Algase of Amherst; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Temple Beth Am, 4660 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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