A Department of Defense Dependents Schools teacher with 27 years of experience educating military children died at his family home in Shorwood, Wis., last week, DODDS officials said Thursday.

Darryl A. Levin, 53, died on Feb. 18 from complications of a long-term illness, said Bonnie Bowen-Hannan, principal at Ramstein Intermediate School, where Levin taught third grade. DODDS did not release other details about the circumstances of Levin’s death.

Starting in 1978, Levin taught second through sixth grades at a series of seven DODDS schools in Germany, Bowen-Hannan said.

“He was an exceptional teacher. He was adored by his students,” she said. “That man was just everything you would want in a teacher.”

A memorial service for Levin is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at the Northside Chapel on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Petty officer sentenced for ID thefts

NORFOLK, Va. — A Navy petty officer from the Baltimore area who stole the identities of nearly two dozen servicemembers was sentenced to 47 months in the brig, reduced in rank and discharged from the Navy, a military spokesman said.

Curtis Phillips, 28, was convicted of identity theft and three other charges relating to his enlistment and service during a general court-martial at the Navy Trial Service Office in Norfolk, Navy officials said Wednesday.

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