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Richard "Dick" Landis Obituary
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December 14, 2017
I'm sorry you lost Mr. Landis. I think I and my family may be distantly related to you. My late mother, Anita Landres Shapiro, had a cousin named Gussie, married to a man named Max. I think their surname was Landis, which seems to have been derived from Leibchik. We visited Gussie and Max quite a few times, and later visited her and her second husband, after Max died. I may have met Richard Landis, but I don't recall; although I'm pretty old (79), we weren't of the same generation. I vaguely remember a story that he met his then-wife on a plane flight, but I may be mistaken. We lived in the Temple Beaudry area, although I went to John Marshall High School, not Belmont. I don't know the exact relationship between my mother and Gussie. It was 2nd or 3rd cousinhood between my mother and Gussie, but they knew each other quite well, and I remember Gussie clearly: not too tall, dark hair, and attractive. My mother's family hailed from small Russian towns named Igumen and Borovino, which probably don't exist anymore. My mother had family in Leningrad (back to St. Petersburg, I guess) and Moscow, and there are other cousins in New York. Her brothers' names were Max, Morris and Leo Landres. I am about to retire from being a Professor of Law at USC. If you feel like getting in touch, you can reach me at [email protected], or 213 740-2562.