It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Hannah Rae Levy, who left us on July 3, 2023, at just age 33. Hannah was a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area, a place she adored, and where she made a lasting impact on both personal and professional levels.
Hannah was the loving wife of Andy Gruhin, and recently fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother to Bobby Indigo Gruhin. In addition to her husband and son, Hannah is survived by her parents, Stephen Levy and Lois Zuckerman, sister Nora Gorenstein (nee Levy), brother-in-law Eric Gorenstein, and nieces Sofia and Jackie. She is also survived by her grandmother (GG) Estelle Zuckerman, who Hannah often referred to as her best friend.
On her husband’s side, Hannah is survived by her mother-in-law Susan Bierman, her father-in-law Mark Gruhin, her sister-in-law Sami Gruhin and her brother-in-law Alex Gruhin, his wife Ariel, and their daughter Daphne.
An accomplished professional, Hannah was an integral part of Beekeeper Group, a Washington D.C. public affairs firm. Starting as the first employee in the role of intern in 2010, Hannah’s dedication, hard work, and forward-thinking approach led her to rise to the position of Partner. She played a pivotal role in shaping the company’s operations and strategy, and her contributions have left an indelible mark on the organization.
Hannah also played a central role in the public affairs community overall. She ran the influential industry program Advocacy Leaders Network, led Beekeeper Group’s annual Buzz Advocacy Summit, was recently appointed to the Board of The Advocacy Association, and was active with Public Affairs Council and Women in Government Relations.
Hannah will be remembered for her unwavering dedication to her family, friends, career, and community. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that those who wish to express their sympathy consider making a donation in Hannah’s memory to a fund for baby Bobby.
Graveside funeral services will be Friday, July 7 at 11:00 am at Garden of Remembrance.
All are also invited to join for Shiva following the funeral at 5:00 pm at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County.