Jared Arthur Levine, 36, of Stratford, died peacefully in his sleep with his dogs, Yankee and Lakota by his side.

Born at Yale New Haven Hospital on Jan. 21, 1980, to Robert and Karen Kier Levine; E.M.T. for five years receiving the Florence Silvestri Award from the Town of Stratford for Bravery; volunteer fireman in Nichols; master craftsman, opened his own home improvement store; volunteer at the Audubon in Fairfield, Trumbull Animal Shelter and TAG.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his aunt, Denise Winer of New Jersey, Godmother Elaine Rifkin of Trumbull, several cousins and many friends.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Arthur (Bubby) and Barbara O.B. Kier and Aaron and Anita (Nana) Levine.

A life celebration will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m., in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Middlebrooks Avenue, Trumbull with Shoran Piper — Clan Mother of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribal Nation officiating. Pease wear blue jeans and a baseball cap in his memory. There may be a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Shelter of one’s choice or donate to a local shelter.

Online condolences: redgatehennessy.com.