Richard "Dick" James Landon, 90, of Cogan House Township, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021 at Heritage Springs Memory Care following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Flo (Livermore) Landon, with whom he would have celebrated 66 years of marriage on June 12.
The youngest of five siblings, Dick was born on December 12, 1930 to Harry and Evelyn (Bonnell) Landon on the same farm where he would spend most of his life.
After graduating from Liberty High School in 1950, he served in the Army as a tank operator in Germany during the Korean War. He married Flo in 1955 and eventually returned to his family farm where he raised beef cattle, hogs, and his beloved horses for many years. He was a hard worker, and in addition to farming also held positions in manufacturing, sales, and as a school bus driver.
His life was defined by his home, family, and local community. He spent countless hours in his woodlots, managing the forest surrounding his farm and watching his trees grow. He cared deeply for his neighbors and served as Cogan House Township Supervisor (as did his father, brother, and daughter) and as a volunteer firefighter for the Morris Township Fire Department. His favorite times were spent with his family camping, swimming, playing games, and cheering on his grandchildren in all of their school and life events.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter, Lori Douglass (Michael) of Trout Run; granddaughters Amanda Parks (Travis) of Chalfont, Pa., Stephanie Shehu (Christopher) of Brownsburg, In., Kristen Douglass of Williamsport, and Ashley Douglass (Michael Casano) of West Bridgewater, Mass; great grandchildren Isabeau and Henry Parks and Loretta and Miles Casano; a sister, Ruby Shimko; a brother, Lyle Landon; sister-in-law Betty LaMont (Fred); and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents; sisters Betty Heivly and Pauline Farrow; brothers-in-law Vic Heivly, Charles Farrow, Jr., Robert McKissick, and Richard Shimko; and sister-in-law Ruth Landon.
A private memorial celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that you plant a tree in Dick’s honor or consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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