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Thomas H. Landise passed away at his Maineville, Ohio, home on July 9, at the age of 91. A native of Oak Park, Illinois, he left college to serve in the Navy in the South Pacific in World War II A navigator, he earned three battle stars. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jones Landise, and children Adele Landise of Florence, Italy; Tori Levy of Baltimore, Maryland; Tom Landise, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Chris Landise 'of Mason, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. After completing his degree in architecture at the University of Illinois, he moved to Cincinnati and became owner of Samuel J. Hannaford & Sons architectural firm. As the owner of Sameul J. Hannaford & Sons Architectural Firm he donated its entire archives to the University of Cincinnati to help ensure the preservation of Cincinnati's architectural history for generations. He taught architecture at both the Universities of Illinois and Cincinnati and served as president of the American Institute of Architects, Cincinnati Chapter. Mr. Landise was selected as the local architect for the building of the J. Ralph Corbett home, which was featured in House Beautiful. Deeply involved in the Episcopal church, he served as a Sunday school teacher, vestry member and lay minister. His family affectionately remembers his big laugh; keen sense of humor; love of history, art and music; integrity; as a voracious reader of everything; fondness for anything sweet; devotion to family; and pride in his Italian heritage. There will be a celebration of his life on September 14, from 5 until 8 at the Heritage at Miami Bluffs Club House in Maineville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be sent to the
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Aug. 4, 2013