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Name: Levoff, Joseph (1930-)

Historical Note:

Joseph Levoff was born on July 7, 1930 in Shanghai, China. His father was born in Manchuria, and his mother came from Siberia, Russia.  Levoff grew up in Shanghai's French Concession, and went to the Shanghai Jewish School. He was also part of the Jewish Club and the Foreign YMCA. The latter was where he spent most of his recreactional time socializing and participating in numerous sporting events.

In 1949, Levoff and his family left Shanghai for Israel. In Israel, Levoff served in the air force for three years before being honorably discharged. He worked for a company called Mittwoch & Sons, who were agents for the National Cash Register Co. After leaving Israel in 1964, he moved to Los Angeles, California and became involved with the restaurant business. Levoff also became involved with the American Far Eastern Society, which consisted of former residents of China, like himself. He was president of this group for nearly ten years until he decided to move back to Israel. Levoff currently resides in Los Angeles.

Sources: Joseph Levoff
Note Author: Tim Kaufler

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