Dr. Anany Levitin

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Dr. Anany Levitin

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Dr. Anany Levitin,74, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, after a brief battle with brain cancer.


A graduate of Moscow State University with an MS degree in Mathematics, Dr. Levitin held a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. Professor Emeritus at Villanova University, he taught in the math and computer science departments for nearly 40 years. He also worked as a consultant at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1990s.


Dr. Levitin was the author of Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Algorithms, which has been translated into five languages and is used as a textbook in hundreds of universities worldwide. He also co-authored Algorithmic Puzzles with his wife, Maria Levitin, which was recommended by Google as resource to prepare for the company’s interview process. 


Beloved for his dry sense of humor, in addition to puzzles, Dr. Levitin enjoyed playing ping-pong with his grandson and taking long walks in the local area with Maria. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2020.


Dr. Levitin is survived by his wife, Maria; his daughter, Miriam; his grandson, Max; his sister, Vera, her husband Nikolai, and their sons Vladimir and Michael; his brother-in-law Kirill; his niece Olga and her husband Andre, their daughters Masha, Yael and Dana, and their grandsons Noam and Itay.


A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540. 

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