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Ralph Landis
  • December 19, 1939
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  • August 26, 2020

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Ralph Edward Landis, loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on August 26th, 2020 at the age of 80 after a ten-year hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma.

 

Ed was born on December 19th, 1939 to Ralph and Marion Landis in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. He was a smart and successful businessman that owned various companies throughout his life including REL Trucking in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, Tawney’s Auto Body Shop in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and Windows on Main Restaurant in NorthEast, Maryland. Ed continued his strong work ethic even in retirement by working for a local car dealership, Mullinax Ford, in Apopka, Florida for over 15 years.

 

Ed was a strong, caring man of faith with many dear friends that he cherished. He regularly enjoyed boating, golfing, and socializing with his friends and family. Ed is loved and remembered for his sense of humor.

 

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, his mother, Marion, and his sister, Eileen.

 

Ed is survived by his loving wife Barbara Osborne-Landis and their wonderful family: Son Craig Landis of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Daughter Jill (Lisa) Landis and their six children Lyndsey, Briana, April, Adrian, Avery, and Alex Edward of East Hampton, Massachusetts; Stepson Billy (Kristine) Osborne and their two daughters Chloe and Stella of Longwood, Florida; Brother Donald (Gloria) Landis of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Sister Joan (Ron-deceased, 2017) Bauman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Sister Mary (Daryl) Thomas of Carrollton, Texas. Ed was loved dearly by many friends and his extended family.

 

A Celebration of Life to honor Ed will be announced at a later date.

 

The family asks that all remembrances be made to:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

https://give.themmrf.org/RalphEdwardLandis

Tel: (202)-229-0464


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  1. 19 Sep 2020
    Cal and Diane Carrier says:
    After 3 almost 4 weeks we are still trying to wrap our heads around loosing our Dear Friend Ed. We want to extend our deepest condolences to Ed’s entire family especially Barbara. Ed was always just there to laugh with or play tricks on or talk to. We miss you buddy and know your in such a better place but life’s not the same without you here. XO

  2. 12 Sep 2020
    Sharon P Voss lit a candle:
    Lit since September 12, 2020 at 9:18:31 PM

  3. 12 Sep 2020
    Sharon P Voss says:
    So sorry to hear the news about Ed.. Barbara my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.. such great memories of you two at the Outback. It will take me a while to digest this news. Ed was such a kind person and was always smiling and very pleasant to be around. RIP

  4. 12 Sep 2020
    Megan Williams says:
    Ed was a true gentleman with a love for life! When my daughter Chloe was born and made Barbara into a Granna she also made Ed into a Pop Pop. He took on that role with a fun spirit. For the short time I lived in Havre De Grace I witnessed how much Ed was admired and respected by all who knew him. Barbara was so in love with him and you could see how much they cared for each other. Until we meet again cheers Ed and rest peaceful and easy.

  5. 12 Sep 2020
    Kathy and Gary Bowden says:
    It is a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our very close and dear friend Ed Landis. I remember the night Gary came home from Outback and had met the nicest guy. Turns out he was more than nice. He was a wonderful person to get to know better and who turned out to be who Gary considered to be his best friend.. We loved having Ed and Barbara stop by the house for a casual chat along with a meal or two. Loved even more taking him his beloved cherry pies. Ed loved cherry pies as much as we loved giving them to him knowing how much he enjoyed them. No doubt Ed is in a place now where the cherry blossoms bloom every day and he can have all the pie he wants.
    May your soul Rest In Peace and God bless you our friend.
    Gary and Kathy Bowden

  6. 12 Sep 2020
    Megan Williams says:
    Ed was a true gentleman with a love for life! When my daughter Chloe turned Barbara into Granna she also turned Ed into her Pop Pop & he wore that title with a fun spirit. My short time living in Havre De Grace I saw how well Ed was respected & admired. Barbara was so in love with Ed and it was obvious how they cared for each other. You will be missed. Until we meet again cheers and rest easy Pop Pop!

  7. 12 Sep 2020
    Jackie Fletcher says:
    Barbara, I am so sorry for you loss. Ed was a wonderful person and I will miss not seeing him at Outback.

  8. 12 Sep 2020
    Bonnie Wilkins says:
    My sincere sympathies to Barbara and the entire family. Uncle Ed was a wonderful, kind man. He reminded me so much of my Grandfather Landis . I will also never forget years ago how he helped me get through and find peace after I met with Eileen once at the age of 30 which he was instrumental in arranging. RIP Uncle Ed.

  9. 10 Sep 2020
    Sterling young posted an image:
    Rip to a very dear friend I will always appreciate and love you u were a good man had the best heart never said harsh word to me
    Rip to a very dear friend I will always appreciate and love you u were a good man had the best heart never said harsh word to me

  10. 10 Sep 2020
    Gloria Saitta says:
    We are all saddened by the passing of Ed. He was a friend to many and a true example for us all. His warm and welcoming personality touch so many. I will always be grateful to Ed and Barbara for their kindness and understanding. My love and prayers go out to Barbara. You were blessed to have had this special man and I hope that somehow will comfort you.

  11. 10 Sep 2020
    Debra Barrett says:
    I am so grateful to Ed for accepting our crazy blended family. He always made us feel welcome . He greeted us with a warm smile and a gentle hug. I wish we had lived closer so we could have spent more time with him. He was loved by many and will be missed by all that knew him. Rest in peace.

  12. 09 Sep 2020
    Lou &Bob says:
    So glad we had some many times with you and Barbara. Will miss being left when you ran off and forgot us. Great
    Guy.

  13. 07 Sep 2020
    Mary Halloran says:
    I have known Ed for over 25 years but I really got to know him in the last few months of his life. He was a kind, caring, strong guy with a great sense of humor. Ed was Barbara’s rock, heart and soul and the love of her life. I know she is lost without him. He fought a very long hard battle right up until the end. We lost someone we love but Heaven gained a great warrior. R I P Ed. Your comrade. Mary HalloranK

  14. 06 Sep 2020
    Daniel W. Lee says:
    What a nice guy...that's what everyone who ever knew Ed would say. Besides the fact he was as honest as the day is long, he was such an affable guy, no one could dislike him. He would come into my restaurant almost every day and all my cars would get repaired by his people at Tawney's Garage. We became fast friends and remained that way...even when we didn't see each other very often. He and Barb were so happy, their relationship helped me to decide my wife was the one for me.
    We knew each other for 33 years. We respected each other and our friendship immensely. I will surely miss his smiling face and great personality...

  15. 05 Sep 2020
    Katherine Dominick says:
    Dear Barbara we were so sad when we received the call that Ed had passed over. We thought for sure that Ed would once again beat the beast he had been fight for so many years but that was not to be...
    When I learned that you and Ed would be watching over my daughter when she moved to Florida to marry Billy I knew she was in excellent hands. I met you both thorough my job at the Crazy Swede and knew you we both fine human being at that as a couple she would have an excellent example of what a marriage should be. Ed was a perfect example of what a gentleman should be he was kind loving and ruggedly handsome. I can see why you fell so hard! Of the few certainties in this world it is known to all that Ed loved you and you him. He had a wicked sense of humor and often made me laugh till I cried. It always made my day to see him come in for lunch he always had a smile on his face and a kind word for all. Everyone at the Swede love Ed and he was generous tipper LOL! I know the times ahead will be difficult for you I can not imagine how hard they will be for you but I hope you take comfort knowing how loved and respected be was. With sympathy and love Kathy and Danny

  16. 05 Sep 2020
    Katherine Dominick lit a candle:
    Lit since September 5, 2020 at 9:49:49 PM

  17. 05 Sep 2020
    Kathy and Danny Dominick says:
    Dear Barbara we will miss seeing Ed when we come down. He was an old school gentleman not too many of those left these days. His sense of humor and rugged good looks made him stand out from the crowd he was so much fun to be around. His lunch visits to the Crazy Swede always brightened up my day and he often made me laugh till I cried. Of the few certainties in the world today everyone would agree that Ed loved you and you him. He was such a fine man and will be greatly missed by all who know him. I know the coming days and years ahead will be sad and difficult but I hope you know that you have so many people that love you and will be there for you. Im sure Ed will be watching over his love from the wonderful universe that all good fine people go to when we pass over. Much love Kathy and Danny

  18. 05 Sep 2020
    Katherine Dominick lit a candle:
    Lit since September 5, 2020 at 9:31:30 PM

  19. 04 Sep 2020
    Chloe Osborne posted an image:
    Pop Pop & Chloe, FSU Graduation, May 2018
    Pop Pop & Chloe, FSU Graduation, May 2018

  20. 04 Sep 2020
    Chloe Osborne posted an image:
    Pop Pop & Chloe, 2016
    Pop Pop & Chloe, 2016

  21. 04 Sep 2020
    Chloe Osborne posted an image:
    Pop Pop & Chloe
    Pop Pop & Chloe

  22. 04 Sep 2020
    Chloe Osborne posted an image:
    Pop Pop & Baby Chloe, June 1996
    Pop Pop & Baby Chloe, June 1996

  23. 02 Sep 2020
    Gloria Weaver says:
    We always enjoyed visiting with Ed and Barbara when they made their road trips to Kennesaw, Ga.
    May he rest in peace.
    Ronnie and Suzie Weaver

  24. 02 Sep 2020
    Douglas L Clemens posted an image:
    Ralph Edward Landis - Unalyi Souderton High School Yearbook 1957
    Ralph Edward Landis - Unalyi Souderton High School Yearbook 1957

  25. 01 Sep 2020
    Kim Lear says:
    I remember when Ed began working at Mullinax Ford in 2005. Already retired from a full life of service to others, he wasn't ready for idle time. I was always amazed by his energy and willingness to take every opportunity that came his way even while battling his illness. Some days you could see in his tired eyes the effects of treatment, some experimental, but it only slowed him down a little. He will be missed so much by his Mullinax family. Prayers are sent up for his family's peace, comfort and healing during this difficult time for we have truly lost an incredible man, father, and friend. Rest in peace Ed, we love you.

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