Alan Jerome “AJ” Leavitt, 85, passed away peacefully in Mason at Cedar Village Retirement Center on Aug. 20. He was born in Akron to Rose and Joe Leavitt in 1931. Mr. Leavitt graduated from The Ohio State University and was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and the ROTC program there. He married Shirley Matusoff of Dayton. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army as a first lieutenant stateside. Mr. Leavitt worked for Elder-Beerman Corporation, Liberal Markets, and Mayerson, Leavitt and Sherwat Realty. He was a member of Temple Israel. Mr. Leavitt was honored to serve as president of Meadowbrook Country Club, president of The Dayton Standard Club, and vice president of the Dayton Jaycees. He leaves behind one brother, Bruce Leavitt of Miami; two sons, Mark and Larry Leavitt; two daughters-in-law, Vicky and Sheila Leavitt; and three grandchildren, Alex and Amanda Leavitt and Lindsey Hughes. Any remembrances or donations should be directed to a worthy charitable organization of choice.

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