Bonnie Lewin, a popular and successful Chevy Chase real estate agent, died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained when she was hit by a car in New York City April 30.
Lewin was mortally wounded when she was struck while crossing a street in New York. “She was getting off a bus and crossing a street in the pouring rain,” said her daughter Allie Lewin. “The light changed while she was in the middle of the street and she was hit and landed on her head.”
Allie said her mother was in New York as part of her work as a member of the board of trustees of Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation of Greater Washington, a Rockville-based grant making organization focused on creating social change for women and girls locally and in Israel. Nina Golding, executive director of the non-profit, said that Lewin and another board member had stepped off the bus from Bethesda and were crossing 7th Avenue. “Bonnie was beloved among the trustees,” Golding said. “She had such a positive voice.”
Lewin, 65, was a Realtor for more than some 30 years—27 years with Evers & Co. and, most recently, as part of Marc Fleisher’s team at Long & Foster. She was widely regarded as the top agent in Somerset, the affluent community in Chevy Chase where she and her husband, Marty, have lived for some 30 years. For many years, Lewin has been the lead sponsor of the popular “Back to School Classic” road race in Somerset in the fall.
Lewin moved to Fleisher’s team about three years ago. “Bonnie Lewin was not only an integral part of The Fleisher Group exemplifying the highest level of professionalism, expertise, ethics and integrity, but more importantly a special friend who will be sadly missed but never forgotten,” Fleisher said. “I looked forward to seeing her every day as her spirit, joy for life and smile always made myself and those around her feel good.”
Donna Evers, owner of Evers & Co., said she “talked Bonnie into becoming a real estate agent” after selling Bonnie and Marty their house in Somerset. “She was a very good agent from the start,” Evers said. “She was able to take the ups and downs and highs and lows that go with this business and just go with the flow.”
Jane Fairweather, a leading Bethesda Realtor, said that Lewin “was a wonderful real estate agent because she was an authentic, trustworthy, and genuinely kind human being. Bonnie was one of the agents we all loved to work with. Cheerful and upbeat even in difficult transactions, Bonnie was an amazing person and the professional we all strive to be.”
Jeffrey Slavin, mayor of Somerset, said that "through her real estate work and volunteer efforts, she literally touched the lives of everyone in town. To say that she will be deeply missed doesn't begin to tell the story."
Funeral services will be held Thursday (May 8) at 10 a.m. at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St., NW in Washington, D.C. For more details, you can find Bonnie’s obituary by clicking here.