FORMER cinema and bingo hall manager Donald Levy has died aged 93.
He was born in London in August, 1915, and after training as a tailor he joined the Army on the outbreak of the Second World War.
Mr Levy was posted to Huddersfield, where he trained men to drive lorries.
In 1941 he met Bessie Tong at the Ramsden Street Picture House and the couple married the following year.
Mr Levy went to France with the Royal Corps of Signals 10 days after D-Day.
After the war he returned to Huddersfield and opened Trawler Shops fishmonger on Manchester Road.
Mr Levy went on to become manager at the Regal Cinema in Moldgreen and later managed bingo halls in Waterloo, Birstall, Normanton, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds and Manchester.
He retired as manager of the Star Bingo Hall in Huddersfield when he was 63.
The couple moved to Caversham, near Reading in Berkshire, 10 years later.
Mr Levy is survived by his wife, two children, Godfrey and Sandra, and four grandchildren.
Godfrey said: “My dad was a shy man, but he came alive behind a microphone and had lots of fun communicating with the patrons at the bingo halls.
“He was a well-known figure wherever he went and made lots of very good friends in Huddersfield. He had a happy life and never complained. He always said Huddersfield had been good to him.”