Richard J. Levine

Richard J. Levine, 80, of Princeton passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro after a brief battle with cancer.


A loving son, husband, father, grandfather and brother; a dedicated, honored first lieutenant in the United States Army; and a nationally recognized journalist and publishing executive, Richard was born in New York City in 1942.


He attended Cornell University, where he attained a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations in 1962. He received a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1963 and was awarded a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship from 1963-64.


He then served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1964-66 and was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal.


He spent his entire professional career working for Dow Jones & Company, Inc., first as a reporter and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, covering labor, economics and the military. Later he served as an executive, rising to the position of Vice President and Executive Editor of Dow Jones Newswires. After retiring as an active employee in 2006, he spent the next 15 years in a philanthropic role as the President of the Board of Directors of the Dow Jones News Fund, which aims to train the next generation of journalists.


He was an avid tennis player and active in supporting the arts in the Princeton community. He served on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations, including National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and McCarter Theater for the Performing Arts.


Richard is predeceased by his parents, Irving J. and Dorothy (Thome) Levine. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Neil Ann (Stuckey) Levine, two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan and Elizabeth Levine, Russell and Susan Levine, a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Peter Castro, and five grandchildren, Emma, Caroline, Andrew, Trevor, and Lindsay.


A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, N.J., 08542. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, N.J., 08542. Burial will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road Newtown, PA 18940.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:


National Junior Tennis and Learning of Trenton



Dow Jones News Fund

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