Karen M. Liss Levin, engineer

Karen M. Liss Levin, a senior engineer for

United Parcel Service

who enjoyed playing the piano, died of


July 3 at

Greater Baltimore Medical Center


The longtime


resident was 54.

Born and raised in


, N.Y., Ms. Levin was a 1976 graduate of Norwich Senior High School.

She earned a bachelor's degree in 1980 in piano performance from Fredonia State College in Fredonia, N.Y. She graduated in 1984 from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Miss Levin began her professional career as a software developer for the

Harris Corp.

in Orlando, Fla. In 1989, she joined UPS as a senior engineer at what was then Roadnet Technologies in Timonium.

She had not retired at her death.

Miss Levin enjoyed playing her

grand piano

and also was a multimedia artist. She worked in stained glass, made beaded tapestries and knitted sweaters. She also enjoyed crocheting.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Surviving are her parents, Robert A. and Ruth H. Levin of Myerstown, Pa.; a brother, Robert Levin of


; two sisters, Sandra Groth of Lancaster, Pa., and Sarah Remelt of Rochester, N.Y.; her companion of 10 years, James Bowen of Timonium; and several nieces and nephews.