Barry R. Landmesser

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Nov. 26, 2012

Barry R. Landmesser, 71, of Shavertown, passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2012, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born April 4, 1941, he was a son of the late Karl and Dorothy Shiber Landmesser. He was also preceded in death by his kind and loving wife, the former Wendy Watkins, who passed away in 2011 and his brother, Karl.

Barry was a life resident of the Back Mountain. He was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary in Kingston and attended Penn State University and Luzerne County Community College.

Barry owned and operated an International Harvester dealership and then, for 19 years, owned and operated L&W Creations, a jewelry distribution business.

Barry was active socially and very much enjoyed having coffee with friends at McDonalds in Shavertown. He loved the outdoors and found great pleasure in doing yard work. As a mechanically inclined person, he enjoyed working on his home and cars. Barry could "fix anything."

Barry was a member of the George M. Dallas Lodge F & AM and also a member of the Irem Shriners of Dallas.

He is survived by his nephew, Dr. Scott Watkins, Shavertown, and niece, Kimberly Watkins, Maui, Hawaii.

The deceased requested no funeral or memorial service.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made in Barry's memory to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 74 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612. Arrangements are by the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home in Kingston

The family would like to thank Dr. John Prater and the nursing team at General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care for Barry.

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 29, 2012
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