Martha Florence Bittker Leviant

November 25, 1927 – March 9, 2024

Martha Leviant passed away peacefully in Pleasanton, California on March 9, 2024 at the age of 96. Martha was born in Detroit Michigan and lived in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan until she moved to Northern California in 1946 and married Norman Leviant on December 30, 1947.

Martha left a wonderful legacy. She is survived by her three children, Ellen Weiss of Redlands, CA, Dana Rudick (Wayne) of Dublin, and Curtis Leviant (Melissa) of Redwood City; six grandchildren – Adam (Kate) Rudick, Brad (Devan) Rudick, Emily (Justin) Swant, Zachary (Britt) Weiss, Erin Leviant, Carly (Mac) Hess; and 8 great-grandchildren.

A few years after Norman’s death in 2003, Martha enjoyed the friendship of Al Gilbert, Norman’s childhood friend, who had recently lost his wife. Martha and Al cruised the world and spent time together in both Al’s hometown of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Martha’s home in Redwood City until Al passed away in 2014.

Martha was the classiest of ladies! She was always fashionably dressed and perfectly put together. Her love of clothing and shopping led to owning Lollipop Lane, a children’s clothing store in downtown San Carlos with her dear friend, Josie Maltzer. When Lollipop Lane closed, Martha continued working part-time as a saleswoman at Saks Fifth Avenue, Joseph Magnin’s and I. Magnin’s.

Martha was an extraordinarily loving, kind, and beautiful woman. She was devoted to her family and they to her. Martha’s family and friends will cherish the amazing years she graced each of their lives.

A private family service will be held on March 15th. Donations in Martha’s memory may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.