Falmouth - John T. Levine, 63, of East Falmouth and formally of Hyannis, lost his battle with cancer on February 13, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was the beloved son of the late John J. Levine Jr. and Rosaline (Thomann) Levine of Osterville and Hyannis. He was the partner of the late Dianne Langford of Falmouth. John is survived by his brother, Robert G. Levine of Centerville, his sisters: Susan Weymouth of Mashpee, Jane Masterson of Hampton, VA, Carol Mazurek of Mt. Marion, NY, and Katherine (Poire) Levine of Hyannis, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
John was born March 31, 1955 in Hyannis. He was a graduate of Barnstable High School and Cape Cod Community College with an Associate's Degree in Science prior to obtaining a Certificate in Medical Technology from the Massachusetts General School of Medical Technology. He worked in Boston for two years before entering the U. S. Army where he graduated from the Army Pharmacy School in San Antonio, TX.
John served four years in the Army Medical Corps stationed in Texas and Germany. He went on to serve his country as a medic assigned to Special Army Operations Unit. In serving his country, he suffered a serious leg injury and was honorably discharged in 1982. John later worked in the medical field and attended Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. He also worked in construction, intermittently, for several years.
In his early years, John was a talented athlete, excelling in high school academically as well as in soccer, ice hockey and baseball. He particularly enjoyed ice hockey, playing for the German "B" Team in the European Professional Hockey League for two years while overseas. He was a 7th degree black belt in martial arts. John spent many winters in the Del Ray area of Florida with his longtime friend of many years, Joann Fitzgerald of Mashpee.
John was a member of the VFW of Falmouth/Bourne and the American Legion Post #230. He was a disabled veteran and as years passed post-discharge from his service, he suffered many medical issues. John and his family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and hospital staff whom gave their expertise, care and support for John.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. March 30, 2019 at the John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in John's name be made to The American Cancer Society or The Wounded Warrior Project.