Life Story for
Archie Levitan passed away peacefully at his residence, the Lincoln County Care Center in Shoshone, Idaho on May 22, 2018. He was 90 years old. Archie was born to Arthur and Theresa on November 4, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan.
Archie served in the US Army, in the 11th Airborne in and during the 1946-47 occupation of Japan. He received the WW II Victoryand Occupation of Japan medals. Archie left the Detroit area and came to Sun Valley to ski after a brief stop in Aspen, Colorado in 1953. He fell in love with the area and has called Idaho home ever since.
When Archie arrived in Sun Valley he worked a variety of jobs with Sun Valley Company, including night auditor, bell hop and Bald Mountain Ski Patrol, ice shows, to name a few.
Archie left the valley briefly and moved to southern California in 1966. While in California he lived in San Diego for a time before moving to the mountain town of Idyllwild. There he managed an award winning Chart House restaurant where he met and eventually married Carol. Archie and Carol divorced and he returned to his “true home” in the Wood River Valley in 1978. He bought a small home in East Fork (Archie’s Place) where he lived until 2014, when he moved into assisted living.
Archie could always be found evenings at work bartending at Warm Springs restaurant and the Christiania restaurant, as well as private parties. When he wasn’t working he might be found fishing with brother, Harry, or golfing or golf ball hunting.
Archie was a warm person with a giving heart. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and 3 brothers, Gerald, Ronald and Harry. Archie is survived by his wife, Carol, his younger brother Richard, his step children and too many nieces and nephews to name. In lieu of flowers or gifts send any donations to Lincoln County Care Center in Shoshone.
There will be a graveside service at 4pm, Saturday, July 14th at the Hailey Cemetery, followed by food and fellowship at the Ketchum American Legion Hall at 5pm.
Friends are invited to share memories, photos and condolences or light a candle at www.woodriverchapel.com.