Evelyn Levitt

Evelyn Levitt, who was scheduled to represent the ACBL in the Venice Cup at the World Championships in
October, died suddenly on June 23 in Wilmington DE.

A true bridge enthusiast, she participated in the game as a championship player, club manager, director and
teacher.  She also served as an administrator in her Unit and District, a member of the National Good Will
Committee and a frequent member of NABC Appeals Committee.

Evelyn was current president of Forum for Women in Bridge and only a few hours before her death was on
the phone to (at the time ACBL CEO) Bill Gross in Memphis making arrangements for meetings of FWB in

In Toronto last summer, Levitt and her teammates, Jo Morse, Peggy Sutherlin, Sharon Osberg, Cindy
Bernstein and Sally Wheeler, won a thrilling down-to-the-last-board final to take the Women's KO Teams
Championship and with it the qualification points that guaranteed them a place on the ACBL women's team
in the 1987 World Championship.  This was the fifth NABC title for Levitt in a career also studded with two
District Grand National Team titles and dozens of regional championships.  She had a lifetime total of more
than 7725 masterpoints.

One of her real joys (aside from homemaking, cooking and gardening) was more than a quarter century of
teaching bridge and running games in country clubs in the Wilmington area.  She and husband Harold had
played bridge as college students.  Harold, except for occasional light-hearted writing about bridge, more or
less gave up the game after becoming a Life Master, but Evelyn's enthusiasm never waned.

She had several strong partnerships over the years, especially with Morse, with whom she won the NABC
Women's Pairs in 1983 and two of her three women's KO team titles; and with Dave Treadwell who was her
partner on the winning Master Mixed Teams in 1985, for two District 4 Grand National Team titles that she
won and in numerous regional victories.