Reid Michael Levin, a performer, writer and comedian, passed away Aug. 25, 2015, in Denver following a valiant seven-and-a-half year battle with leukemia. He was 32.
Rabbis Joe Black and Steven Foster and Cantors Regina Heit and Elizabeth Sachs officiated at the overflow service held Aug. 28 in Temple Emanuels main sanctuary.
Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
Reid was born July 28, 1983, in Denver. He graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 2001.
Six days into his freshman year at Pace University in lower Manhattan, Reid experienced the horror of 9/11 and wrote eloquently and heartbreakingly about the aftermath.
Reid received his BFA in theater and English with honors from Pace in 2005.
A talented and prolific performer and writer, he formed and led Better Than The Machine, a sketch comedy group based in New York City.
An early pioneer of the Internet, Reid monetized YouTube to expand his comedic reach.
He continued making comedy for some time after his initial cancer diagnosis and extensively wrote and blogged about his difficult journey.
The family said that neither the tragedy of 9/11 nor cancer defined Reid. He was a talented, funny, brilliant and courageous man who treated everyone he met with kindness and respect.
In turn, his loved ones were deeply committed to Reid and supported him through his many successes and hard-fought battles.
The Levin family is indebted to the many dedicated people who cared for Reid at The Childrens Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital.
Reid Levin is survived by his parents Scott and Laure Levin; sisters Rachel and Rebecca Levin; grandparents H. J. and Shirlee Glass; and aunts and uncles David Glass of Florida; Stacie and Gary Harding, Cindy Levin, Dan Levin and Kadra Knudson, Neal Levin, and Lise and Richard Seedroff.
Numerous cousins are also mourning his loss.
Donations may be made in Reids honor and memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org.
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