Born Aug. 24, 1919, in San Francisco, Mr. Levand graduated from Tracy High School in 1937 and attended College of the Pacific before his service in World War II. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal in ground combat and later was recognized as a Gold Circle Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He owned Levand Chevrolet & Buick and Levand Auto Center for more than 40 years and was an associate member of the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Levand is survived by a daughter, Paula Levand of Santa Clarita; a son, Jim Levand, and his wife, Tamara, of Tracy; and two grandsons.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 70 years, Betty Levand; a daughter, Ellen Georgalos; a sister, Mildred Bright; and parents, Paula and Jacob Levand.
Arrangements will be handled by Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., and a guest book is available online at www.frymemorialchapel.com.
The family prefers contributions in Mr. Levand’s name to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356; Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, CA 95376; Tracy Interfaith Ministries, P.O. Box 404, Tracy, CA 95378; St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.