Octave Levenspiel


How did you know Octave? Was Dr. Levenspiel your Chemical Engineering professor? Did you play Chinese chess with him? Were you ever fooled by his “I’m the eighth son” story? Some of you probably want to know if ANY of his stories were true. A short biography was written about Tavy, if you really want to know how unique his life was. Visit Lulu.com.

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Carol Thompson wrote on February 29, 2020:
I only knew Dr. Levenspiel as "Bekki's Dad."
From a broken, dysfunctional family in Portland, I landed in early 1970 @ Corvallis High School, where I met Bekki. She was very friendly & invited me home to meet her
family. I enjoyed refuge @ their home on several occasions.
I only saw Dr. Levenspiel 3 times - at a family
dinner in Corvallis, on a Thanksgiving trip to the Oregon coast (Mrs. Levenspiel made "Shepard's Pie" & we had oyster soup @ a seafood place); then, in 1973, @ Portland State University (Dr. & Mrs. Levenspiel treated me to dinner in a Chinese restaurant).
It was SO NICE to see them !
After all these years, the times I spent with the Levenspiel family remain a highlight in my life. I am forever grateful for the kindness they showed me, all made possible by Dr. Levenspiel.
Carol Thompson
Portland, Oregon