Myron B. Levy of Atlanta, a former East Hampton resident who had helped run Hren’s Nursery here, a business in his late wife’s family, died of a heart attack on May 12 in New Mexico, where he was vacationing. He was 81.
Mr. Levy, who was known as Mike, loved working, his family said, and had no plans to retire. He had worked in commercial and residential real estate, and most recently in sales and marketing with contractors doing home modifications to accommodate the disabled and elderly.
Mr. Levy had lived in Atlanta since the early 1990s. He was born in Long Beach on June 26, 1932, a son of Louis Levy and the former Ruth Mintz, and grew up in Lawrence. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in textile engineering in 1954.
He was married to the former Elizabeth (Betsy) Hren on April 28, 1958. The couple lived on Huntting Lane in East Hampton Village from 1959 to 1971, and then in a cottage at the Hren Nursery property from 1974 to 1992. She died in 2010.
The Levys’ daughter, Alyssa McElrone of Atlanta, survives, as do two grandchildren. Mr. Levy’s “greatest joys” were his grandchildren, his daughter said, and he had helped care for them from the time they were born. A sister, Sally Posmantur of Naples, Fla., also survives.
A memorial service will be held on June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Cross Creek Cafe in Atlanta. Contributions in Mr. Levy’s memory have been suggested to the Shepherd Center Foundation, 2020 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30327.