Obituary of Douglas S. Levy

Douglas Levy

Douglas S. Levy, age 69, of Sheffield Ma. passed away at home on February 17, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1948 to Edith and Donald Levy of Washington Heights, NY. He grew up in Hicksville Long Island where he graduated from Hicksville High School. He attended Bradley University in Southern Illinois where he received his BS in History. After college he married Jennifer Simms and moved to Manhattan where he worked for several years at Simplicity Patterns. His love for antiques began when they opened a shop on second ave in the Gramercy area. It was after they divorced that he decided to take the antique business to the Berkshires. He opened Douglas Antiques on Main st in Great Barrington . He soon expanded and moved the shop to the barn behind the Weathervane Inn now the Egremont Village Inn in South Egremont. He was known for his turn of the century oak furniture and beautiful quilts.
In his spare time he coached little league baseball in Great Barrington. His love for movies, music, sports, history and antiques was well known to everyone he encountered in town.
He leaves behind his son Jonathan Levy of Chicago IL, a sister Lois Calame of Merrick Long Island and many nieces & nephews that loved him very much.

In Keeping with Doug’s wishes there are no funeral services. Condolences may be made through

4 Responses to Obituary of Douglas S. Levy

  1. We will truly miss Uncke Doug but will always remember him and include him in our family gatherings. He made an indelible mark on everyone he met. We love talking to him about the Yankees and Giants, as well as the Red Sox and Patriots. He will live in our hearts forever.

  2. Growing up I wanted to be as much like Uncle Doug as possible. He was funny, spoke his own language and lived to the beat of his own drum. I envied his life in Manhattan, the antique store and all the music he shared. One of my favorite memories is of a week I spent with him in the city. I was 15 and worked for him for the week at his shop on Second Ave. I refinished furniture right on the street. We rode around doing errands in his big green van and listened to all kinds of music. It was an amazing experience. Later on in life I moved to the Berkshires and opened a second shop with him in Stockbridge. It didn’t last but it was again an amazing experience I will never forget, including a long winter in his South Egremont barn, the donut shop every morning and learning more than I have room to describe here. I loved him and will miss him so much. Rest in peace Uncle Doug.

  3. The world will never be the same without you.may you Rest In Peace.
    Sean, Camille, Meaghan, Devin and Brendan

  4. It’s hard to say how much of an influence on my life Uncle Doug has had. He was a father figure to me growing up. Doug taught me how to throw a baseball, took me to my first Yankees game, introduced me to so much great music and so many amazing films, bought me my first guitar, and the list goes on and on. There are so many great memories I have of Uncle Doug. One of the ones that always sticks with me is spending a week with him, Jennifer, Jonathan, and my grandmother in the Berkshires for the Fourth of July, We hiked in the woods, did the Scrabble puzzle in the Post every morning over coffee, played catch with his old catcher’s mitts, ate delicious food, and laughed a lot. It was hard coming home after that vacation because I loved spending all that time with Doug. I remember sitting in my room when I returned home, putting on America’s Greatest Hits (one of the 8-track tapes he had in his old green van) and crying because I was missing him and the time we spent together so much. Now I find myself crying again, missing his laugh, his voice, his spirit. He will forever remain alive in my heart and memories.

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