Standardbred owner Arthur Levin, who campaigned horses with his wife, Shirley, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at age 76, after a three-month battle with leukemia. The Levins resided in the Chicago suburb of Barrington Hills. The Levins campaigned and/or bred such notables as the top pacing fillies Parklane Powerful and Nu Diamond Star, Fighting Major and Ice Chaser won.
Mr. Levin founded Jewels by Park Lane in 1955. His other passions included the Chicago Cubs and breeding and racing Standardbred horses with his wife for 25 years. The Levins met early in the 1950s and with his strong work ethic and her tenacity, together they created Park Lane. He was relentless and perseverant.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Levin is survived by children, Dawn (Robert) Primack, Scott Levin, Mark (Patricia) Levin, Keith (Diana) Levin, Melody (Kevin) Kral, Arthur D. III (Tara) Levin, Ryan Levin and Heather Ann (David) Riff; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Ray Levin.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E. Main St, Barrington, followed by entombment in Mount Emblem Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to http://www.davenportfamily.com/.