Ms Beryl Joy Levi (May 4, 1932-February 26, 2011) was the President and CEO of Tower
Isle Frozen Foods, Ltd. Tower Isle has been recognized as the “original manufacturers” of the
Jamaican Style patties, in New York, that are not only popular with the West Indian population
but also with mainstream America.
Beryl who hails from Jamaica W.I. attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she
graduated as a fashion designer. After working with several distinguished houses in New York,
she joined her late husband in establishing a West Indian Bakery in 1969.
As President and CEO of Tower Isle Frozen Foods, Ltd., Mrs. Levi provided exemplary
leadership and the company flourished under her guidance.
A devout Christian, Beryl was very active in many local charitable and educational
organizations; among them the ‘The Gift of Life’, a worldwide organization that brings children
with heart defects to the U.S. for lifesaving surgery, which was not available in their country.
She sponsored children from Jamaica, who benefited tremendously from the medical care, going
on to live healthy lives.
She also served as chairperson of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the Brooklyn Children’s