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Name: John Devaney Landers, 74, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Edward and Beatrice (Devaney) Landers 
DOB: June 30, 1929, in Fort Dix, NJ 
DOD: Sunday, December 21, 2003, at his residence 
Spouse: Kathleen (Davis) Landers 
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Tom Landers 
Survived by: wife; children, Cynthia Young and husband David, Portsmouth, VA; Terence Landers and wife Gillian, Poolesville, MD; Julia Hutson and husband John, Cumberland, J. Joseph Landers, Morgantown, WV, Timothy Landers, New Market, MD; C. Daniel Landers and wife Cheryl, Seattle, WA; sister, Mary Beth Walsh 
Burial: December 24, 2003, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cumberland, MD 
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014


LANDIS, Mrs. Abigail Miller

Somerset, March 8 - Mrs. Abigail Miller Landis, 91, of 803 Diamond Street, Berlin, died Thursday morning at her home after a lingering illness. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Miller, she was born December 3, 1851, in Middlecreek township. She was the widow of John M. Landis. She leaves a brother, William G. Miller, of Middlecreek township; three children, J. Henry, of Berlin, Mrs. J. B. Walker, of Meyersdale, and Harvey E., of New York city, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 8, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 7, 2009
 

LANDIS, Abraham A.

SOMERSET, Nov. 8 — Abraham A. Landis, 67, of Berlin, R. D. 1, died Monday evening at his home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 8, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANDIS, Mrs. Anna May Friend

OAKLAND - Mrs. Anna May (Friend) Landis, 77, died last night in the Oak Rest Nursing Home here, where she had been a patient for five weeks. Mrs. Landis was a native of Swanton, a daughter of the late John B. and Harriett Comp Friend, and was the widow of Clyde Landis, Keyser, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Keyser. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Rexroad, Mt. Lake Park; a son, Eden C. Landis, Keyser, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Burr Saville, Romeny. The body is at the Leighton Funeral Home here for a service Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in King Cemetery, near Loch Lynn.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; December 12, 1963; page 43.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 20, 2010

 

LANDIS, Calvin A.
 
RAWLINGS, Md. - Calvin A. "Nick" Landis, 84 of Pine Hill Road, Rawlings, died Friday at Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home, Keyser, WV. Born January 12, 1927 in Westernport, he was the son of the late George W. and Floda J. (Heavner) Landis. Two brothers, George W. Landis Jr.,  and Andrew I. Landis, and two sisters, Virginia S. Landis and Thelma Bennett, also preceded him in death. "Nick" served in the United States Army during World War II. He was the former President of Landis Motors Inc, and retired from CSX Transportation after 44 years of service. He was a member of Piedmont Presbyterian Church, Piedmont, WV, a member of Victory Post #155 American Legion, Westernport, a member of Queens Point V.F.W. #6775, McCoole, a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #2883 and the United Transportation Union. He leaves behind his wife, Erma L. (Kelly) Landis, two sons, Craig E. Landis of Spring, TX, and Ronald K. Sharpless and wife Bonnie of New Creek, WV; one granddaughter, Jennifer C. Landis of Mars, PA, three grandsons, Donald K. Sharpless and wife Jennifer of Arnold, Jeffrey K. Sharpless and wife Kelley of Romney, WV, and Matthew S. Sharpless of Bowie, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Monday. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Marcia Jaurequizar officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Piedmont Presbyterian Church.
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, February 14, 2011
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 13, 2015

LANDIS, Clyde

OAKLAND -  Clyde Landis, 69, Keyser, died Sunday in Martinsburg VA Center, where he had been a patient for one week. He was a retried B&O shop worker and had worked in Keyser for about 20 years. He was a veteran of World War I. Mr. Landis was a native of Garrett County, a son of the late John W. and Mary Ann (Shirk) Landis. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna May (Friend) Landis; a son, Elden, Keyser; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Rexroad, Oakland, a brother, Herman, Frostburg, and a number of grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the Leighton Funeral Home here. Rev. Bryan Blair will officiate and burial will be in the King family cemetery, Mt. Lake Park.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 3, 1961; page 17.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 20, 2010

LANDIS, Craig E.
 
Craig E. Landis, 57, of Spring, Texas, formerly of McCoole, died August 24, 2012, at Health South Hospital, The Woodlands, TX. He fought a courageous battle after having suffered a stroke and then being diagnosed with kidney cancer. Born August 19, 1955, in Keyser, WV, to Erma L. (Kelly) Landis of McCoole and the late Calvin "Nick" Landis, who died on February 11, 2011. He was a graduate of Bruce High School with the class of 1973 and Frostburg State University in 1981. Craig enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1974 and served until 1978. He was formerly employed by Compaq Computer and Harris County in Houston, TX. Craig was a member of the Northwoods Presbyterian Church in Houston and a former member of the Piedmont Presbyterian Church. He especially enjoyed playing the guitar, playing football and watching his favorite team, the Steelers. In addition to his mother, Erma, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Landis, Knoxville, Tenn.; a brother, Ronald K. Sharpless and wife Bonnie, New Creek, WV; nephews Donald Sharpless and wife Jennifer, Arnold, MD, Jeffrey Sharpless and wife Kelley, Romney, WV, Matthew Sharpless, Bowie, MD; and a very special friend Karen Kenter, Spring, TX. He is also survived by great-nieces, Reilly Sharpless, Madison Sharpless, Caleigh Sharpless, Sarah Sharpless and LaShawna Priest; great-nephews, Kyle Sharpless and Jeffrey Sharpless Jr.; his aunt Allene Sowers and husband Frank; and his uncle, Ernie Kelly and wife Carol Lee. Friends will be received at Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Saturday, September 1, 2012. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 4 PM with the Rev. Marcia Jaureguizar officiating. A private inurnment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Craig's memory to the Kidney Cancer Association.
The Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, August 30, 2012
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 7, 2015

LANDIS, Dennis G.

A Berlin, Pa., area man was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday when a piece of equipment ran over him at the site of a Pennsylvania Department of Highways construction project at the Garrett (Pa.) Cut-Off. Dennis G. Landis, 53, apparently fell into the path of a payloader which was backing up after dumping a load of material, according to authorities. The payloader was driven by Roy E. Brant, 53, of RD 4, Meyersdale. Police said an unidentified doctor pronounced Landis dead and that the body of the RD 3, Berlin resident was moved from the scene directly to a funeral home in Berlin. This was the second road construction fatality of a similar nature within a week. Last Thursday morning John G. Folk, 33, was killed when a power roller ran over him on a road project near Hancock. Mr. Landis was born in Brothers Valley Township, Pa., a son of the late William and Emma (Ackerman) Landis. He is survived by his widow, Minnie (Lantz) Landis; one daughter, Mrs. Deloris Gordon, Berlin; one son, Harold Landis, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Margretta Garrison, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. Verna Leonburger, Rockwood, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Frazie, Somerset; three brothers, Clarence Landis, Macdonaldton, Pa.; Gilbert Landis, Berlin, and Herbert Saylor, Meyersdale, and one grandson. The body is at the Johnson and Son funeral home where friends will be received after 7 p. m. today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p. m. Saturday, with interment in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery near Glencoe.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 8, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LANDIS, Edmund C.
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. - Edmund C. Landis, 27, of RD 1, who was injured Oct. 8 when he fell from a truck three miles north of Ellerslie, Md., died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was reportedly moving household furniture to his family's new home when the accident occurred. Born in Wheeling, W.Va., July 15, 1959, Mr. Landis was the son of C. Ray Landis, RD l, and the late Martha (Smith) Landis Holbrook. He was employed by the Schmidt Baking Company, Cumberland, and served with Company B, 121st Engineering Battalion of the Maryland National Guard in Cumberland. He was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church, RD 1. Besides his father and stepmother, Mrs. Donna (Custer) Landis, survivors include his widow, the former Donna K. Reed; two children, Carol Landis and Bradley Landis, both at home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Viola Landis, RD 1; maternal grandparents, Guy and Gladys Smith, Olmsted Falls, Ohio; two brothers, David Landis and John Landis, both of RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Day, RD 1, Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Dora Stranathan of California; Miss Mary Landis, RD 1, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Jeff Dissmore. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery, RD 1. Pallbearers will be Merwin Hast, Jimmy Matthews, Rick Sweitzer, Bernard Yost, Mike Printy and Glenn Swanger. Memorials may be directed to the Bethel Assembly of God Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 16, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 2, 2012

LANDIS, Edwin P.
 
Edwin P. Landis, 87, Berlin, died July 20, 2012 at The Patriot. Born March 27, 1925 in Brothersvalley Twp., the son of Elwood Shober and Bertha (Philson) Landis. Preceded in death by parents, wife, the former Marcella Jane Broadwater, and a sister, Elizabeth Merrill. Survived by his twin sister Marylou Walker and husband Ben, Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School, a farmer, and an equipment operator for several coal companies. Member of Berlin Brethren Church where he sang in the choir, UMWA, PA Farmer's Association, and the Somerset County Farmer's Association. He enjoyed hunting and repairing tractors and other farm equipment. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas Sprowls, Jr. officiating. Interment Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
From the Deaner Funeral Home Site; abt.20 July 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted November 22, 2013)

LANDIS, Elmer

MEYERSDALE - Elmer Landis, 80, of Boswell, died yesterday at Somerset Community Hospital. Born in Greenville Township, he was a son of the late William H. and Lucinda (Baer) Landis. Surviving are his widow, Elsie (McKenzie) Landis; three sons, Carl Landis, North Huntingdon; William Landis, RD 2, Holsopple, and Elmer J. Landis, Bedford; two brothers, Roy Landis, Mt. Pleasant, and Robert Landis, here; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Harris, here; Mrs. Clarence Schrock, RD I, and Mrs. Dorothy Castor, New Jersey; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 12, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANDIS, Mrs. G. Maxine Gunter
 
WILEY FORD, W.Va. - Mrs. G. Maxine Landis, 68, of the Sunny Acre Trailer Court, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1989, at the Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit, Cumberland, Md. Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Vilonia, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George L. and Margaret (Baswell) Gunter Sr. Mrs. Landis was a retired dietary supervisor at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. She was a member of the Wiley Ford Church of the Brethren, Ridgeley American Legion Auxiliary and Ladies of the Moose. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie J. Mellon, Wiley Ford; Mrs. Amy A. Twigg, Cumberland; and Mrs. Wanda J. Sisk, Ridgeley; two brothers, George L. Gunter Jr. and G.W. Gunter, both of Conway, Ark.; five sisters, Mrs. Juanita Simmons, Conway; Mrs. Bonnie Paul, Vilonia; Mrs. Amelia Ferrell, Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Margaret Fowler, Damascus, Ark.; and Mrs. Shirley Sapp, Jacksonville, Ark.; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Benny R. Brakeall. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Friday, December 1, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2017

LANDIS, Gregory Colin
 
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Gregory Colin Landis, 53, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Winchester Medical Center. Born on Sept. 7, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Clyde Eston Landis and Clarice Ellen (Shrout) Landis. Mr. Landis served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He was employed by CSX as a conductor/brakeman. Mr. Landis attended Springfield Assembly of God Church. He was a member and past commander of the Fort Ashby Post #6667 VFW, member of the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Department, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #172, United Transportation Union and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Janet Marie (Kisamore) Landis; one son, Jason Landis and wife Kate, Fort Ashby; three daughters, Jami Ellen Wrenn and husband Bo, Winchester, Va., Janel Elisa Landis and Joclyn Erin Landis, both of Fort Ashby; one brother, A. Richard Kenney and wife Barbara, Cumberland; and one sister, Debbie Walizer and husband Rick, Fort Ashby. Greg’s grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life - Taylor, Karisa, Ethan and Cora. Friends will be received at the Springfield Assembly of God Church on Tuesday. The funeral service will be conducted from the church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Blubaugh officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Local Combined Veterans Honor Guard
.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Tuesday, April 24, 2001
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2017

LANDIS, Mrs. Ida Idella Faust

SOMERSET— Mrs. Ida Idella Landis, 88, of Somerset, died yesterday in the Kinch Nursing Home here where she had been a patient since July, 1964. Born in Berlin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Rebecca (Brant) Faust. Surviving are three sons, Emmons W. Landis, this city; Daniel C. Landis, Somerset, and Ernest H. Landis, Ashland, Ky.; a daughter, Mrs. Harry M. Lape, Somerset, 10 grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hauger Funeral Home, Somerset. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Richard Shellenberger and interment will be in Ridge Cemetery, hear Garrett, Pa.
 
The Cumberland News, March 12, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 
LANDIS, John Henry

MEYERSDALE, Nov. 1 — John Henry Landis, 69 years old, and a former well known resident of Meyersdale, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Phenes at Painted Post, N. Y. Five weeks ago he took sick in Garrett, Pa., where he was employed, and was taken to the Allegany Hospital in Cumberland for treatment for complications. Three weeks ago his daughter took him to her home where he died as above stated. He was born in Somerset county, a son of Joel and Lydia Jane Hartman Landis. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Tena Deist of Meyersdale, who preceded him in death about eight years ago. He followed mining as an occupation and was employed by the Merrill Coal company in Garrett. Besides Mrs. Phenes, he is survived by Mrs. Louis Walker, and Mrs. George Beisel, both of Gibson, N. Y., Mrs. Cora Wheeler, of Rochester, N. Y., and one sister, Mrs. James T. Brady, and two brothers, Ralph and Joseph, all of Berlin, Pa. A prayer service was held Friday evening by Rev. C. W. Vanderberger of the Baptist Church of Painted Post. The body, accompanied by all the relatives, arrived here Saturday and was taken to the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Landis on High street, where Monday afternoon a funeral service was held by Rev. Dr. B. A. Black, pastor of Amity Evangelical and Reformed Church, after which interment was made in the Union Cemetery, beside his wife and son, William, who died several years ago.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 1, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANDIS, Mrs. Lena Deist

MEYERSDALE, February 5 - Mrs. Lena Landis, wife of John Landis, died Tuesday evening at 10 o'clock at the Hazel McGilvery Hospital, where she underwent an operation on Monday. On the 24th of December, Mrs. Landis was taken ill with pneumonia, and for weeks her condition was serious, but she was improving very nicely when she had an attack of gall stones, and for this she was taken to the hospital last Thursday. There she was given treatment with the hope that an operation would be unnecessary, but nothing could be done, and in her weakened condition from pneumonia, it was too much for her to stand, and she passed away peacefully, as above stated. Mrs. Landis was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Deist and lived the greater part of her life in Meyersdale. She was a member of Amity Reformed church and was active in church and Sunday school work. She was 57 years old and besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Ruth, Mrs. Floyd Phenes of Corning, N. Y., Grace, Mrs. George Bisel of Meyersdale, Cora, Mrs. Emerson Wheeler, of Rochester, N. Y. The following brothers and sisters also survive: George and Albert Deist of Steubenville, Ohio, Charles of Salisbury, Mrs. Albert Brant of Woodlawn, Pa., Mrs. Edward Beegle, of Indiana, Pa., Mrs. Henry Kraushour of Glencoe, and Mrs. James McDowell of Clearfield, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at her late home on Olinger Street, Thursday afternoon, her pastor B. A. Black, officiating.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 5, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LANDIS, Mrs. Lucinda Baer

MEYERSDALE, Nov. 21 — Mrs. Lucinda Baer Landis, wife of William Landis, died at her home in Trans-Meyersdale, Sunday evening after an illness, since June, of complications.  Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Elmer of Boswell, Robert of Salisbury, Harvey of Westmoreland City, Roy of Irwin, Paul of Meyersdale, Marshall of Grantsville, Md., Mrs. Ruth Schrock of Meyersdale, Mrs. Dorothy Yoder of Grantsville, Md., and Mrs. Catherine Harris, of Elk Lick township. The following brothers and sister, Marshall Baer of New Castle, George W. Baer of Greenville township, Harvey Baer, of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Calvin Paul of Boswell and Mrs. Annie Meese of Salisbury, R. D., also survive.  Mrs. Landis was a member of the Greenville Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. Rev. S. D. Sigler will conduct the funeral service, assisted by Rev. A. O. Lorenz of the Main Street Brethren Church, Wednesday afternoon at the home.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery.   
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 21, 1939    
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

LANDIS, Mrs. Margaret Ann Lippold

Mrs. Margaret Ann Landis, age 49 years, widow of the late H. Rawley Landis, died this morning at her home, 227 North Lee street. She is survived by two sons, Raymond W. and F. Robert; three brothers, Joseph H., Frank C. and Charles R. Lippold, and four sisters, Miss Kate Lippold, Mrs. R. French Hutson, Mrs. J. Hamill Boyland and Mrs. Joseph A. Birmingham. She was the daughter of the late William A. and Wilhelmina Lippold. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2009

LANDIS, Samuel

SOMERSET, Aug. 8 — Samuel Landis, 50, a veteran of the First World War, died at his home at West View. Surviving are his widow, the former Lucy M. Ankeny of Meyersdale, two sons, one daughter, three brothers and one sister, Mrs. Viola Merrbach of Meyersdale. He was a member and secretary of a draft board and had been a tipstaff in the Allegheny county courthouse.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 8, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

LANDIS, William

SOMERSET, Nov. 18 — William Landis, 67, for many years a clerk in a Johnstown hospital and who was a native of Berlin, Somerset county, died Tuesday night in a Johnstown hospital. His mother Mrs. Abigal Miller Landis of Berlin, two brothers, Henry of Berlin and Harvey of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Bruce Walker of Meyersdale, survive. His father, John M. Landis, preceded him in death.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 18, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

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