Landes Lisa Beth Landes, age 33, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Kobacker House after a valiant fight with brain cancer. A loving and beautiful young woman whose infectious smile, compassion, strength and genuine concern for others left the world a better place. Lisa is survived by her mother, Kathy Landes (Richard Ryan); father, Norman (Pamela) Landes; brother, Michael Landes; grandfather, Jack Russell; aunt, Linda Preskar; uncle, Bruce Russell; step-sister, Lauren (Jeffrey) Bolton; step-brother, Jason (Angela Mercado) Schweitzer; numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. A graduate of Bishop Watterson High School class of 1998, The University of Dayton, and the Ohio State University where she earned her Masters in Speech & Hearing Pathology. Lisa's genuine desire to help others led her to a professional career beginning at Encore Rehabilitation followed by National Church Residences to provide care, comfort and encouragement to her patients. Lisa's spirit, gentle soul, humor and contagious laugh captivated you, but it was her strength, courage, grace and acceptance that left a lasting impression to the vast number of lives that she touched. A special thank you to Dr. Herbert Newton and the entire staff at The James for the outstanding treatment and loving care shown to Lisa and to her family. Our heartfelt appreciation for the care that Lisa received from everyone at Kobacker House. A Celebration of Life for family and friends in memory of Lisa's life and all that she meant to us will take place Sunday, April 27 at The Lakes Golf and Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road Westerville, OH 43082-9100. Guests will be welcomed at 1 p.m. with a remembrance commemoration beginning promptly at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a kind donation can be made in Lisa's memory to the Lisa B. Landes Brain Cancer-Fund-#314792 at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Donations may be mailed to: James Development, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 30, 2014