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Dr. Philip "Phil" Meyers Landau, 69 years old, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with advanced heart failure. Surrounded by a family that adored him, he lived a life of unconditional love and kindness and will be forever missed by his devoted wife of almost 44 years, Myra; his three daughters, Lauren (David) Goldberg, Meredith (Rishi) Maheshwary, and Erica (Brian) Kelly; his grandchildren, Paige, Liza, Will, Emily, Jacob, and Brooke. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Ruth and Herbert Landau. Born on November 21, 1950, Phil grew up in Squirrel Hill and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, with a Geriatrics focus, Phil's medical career spanned 37 years. He was a devoted physician who practiced at St. Margaret's Hospital, HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, and Allegheny Health Network. He served as Medical Director at Longwood at Oakmont from 2003-2017. During the course of his career, Phil's knowledge, professionalism, compassion, and dedication was always apparent in the level of love, attention, and care he gave to his cherished patients. At the heart of Phil's life was his family, who will forever call him their best friend and hero. The embodiment of love, devotion, selflessness and integrity, Phil was the ultimate husband, father, father-in-law, and Pop-Pop whose greatest joy came from spending time with those he loved. As his family grieves this loss, they hold close Phil's legacy of genuine and unparalleled kindness. Phil Landau made the world brighter. The Landau family would like thank all of those who have given them strength, especially Dr. Craig Alpert and the heart failure team and staff at Allegheny General Hospital. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 11 am. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 am - 11 am). Interment Private. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, 1922 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. www.schugar.com

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2020.
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February 26, 2021
Dear Myra and Family It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the passing of your beloved Husband and Father. Phil was a wonderful man devoted to his Family and Patients. He will always be missed and remembered lovingly. He had a smile like no other. Hope you are all well. JIMMY AND VE RUGGERI
elvira ruggeri
November 18, 2020
I went to Penn State with Phil as an undergrad. Our premed class was pretty tightly knit and small, so we got to know each other fairly well. He was a great friend. Smart, yet down to earth, with a great sense of humor. He had a smile that would light up the room. I just learned of his passing through the “PittMed” alumni magazine. I was struck with sadness. Myra, I believe I met you at my wedding in the mid 70s (no longer married to the same person). I know that he was crazy about you! I’m so glad that you had a wonderful life with him. My thoughts are with you.
Deborah Trojanowski, MD
March 23, 2020
Hi Myra we are saddened to hear of Phil's death. We remember him as always having a smile on his face whatever the occasion.Our deepest condolences to you and the girls. Piching and Nisantha
Piching Banda
February 16, 2020
Sorry to hear of the passing of this dedicated physician. He was a newly minted attending doctor during my residency. Later as colleagues he always had a friendly hello and kind words for all
Rich Bruehlman
February 15, 2020
Dear Myra and daughters,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear Phil. Wishing you strength through this most difficult time.
Carol Goldblum Nathenson
Carol Nathenson
February 15, 2020
A physician and gentleman of the highest quality
Stephen Lorenz
February 14, 2020
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for your family. Such a loving man and kind soul. We pray for your family during this sad time.
The Mascari and DeVito Families
February 13, 2020
My deepest sympathy to all of the Landau family. I had the pleasure as a nurse to work with him at Longwood. He was loved by all his residents and especially his staff. Everytime you think of him you always saw his sweet smile and his friendly personality that always shined through. He will be sadly missed by all. God bless and rest in peace Dr. Landau. .

Carol Stover
February 13, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Landau at the start of my career. There is not enough time or words to express the positive effects Dr. Landau has had on me due to his sincere kindness. He was an excellent mentor and friend. I will be forever grateful for having the pleasure of knowing and being taught by him. May God bless the family and friends of Dr. Laudau, he will be greatly missed!
Danna Azeem, RN
February 13, 2020
Dr. Landau was a true gentleman and a fine doctor. He over saw the healthcare of my mother while a patient at The Willows Medical Center and guided me in all related medical decisions I had to make as her daughter. He became not only her attending physician, but a trusted friend. I credit him with granting my mother a quality of life until age 102 and 7 months.
My deepest sympathy to his entire family- He spoke of you often with great pride. In the days to follow may you find comfort and peace in the legacy he has left and the example he has set.
Jane Foster
February 13, 2020
I worked with Dr. Landau at Harmarville years ago and he was the kindest person,and always had a smile on his face. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Dixie Anderson
February 13, 2020
Such a monumental loss for the Medical community and anyone who knew this amazing man. Never , have I seen such genuine caring ways and kindness towards people. We will miss you Dr Landau, God's blessings on your beautiful family.
Barbara Corsi, RN
February 13, 2020
I had the pleasure of Knowing Dr Landau as the Medical Director at Longwood at Oakmont. I was immediately struck by his compassion. Regardless of how late in the evening it was, he always had time for his residents and their families. He would often sit on their bed, holding their hand and gave them the time and attention they needed. After a Nursing career of 40 years, I had never observed that type of tenderness and compassion. He was beloved by all in the Longwood community.
Kathy LeClear
February 13, 2020
A tremendous loss. A kind and caring man. Brilliant. He was always there for my dad and our family.
Erik V Scully, Esq., CPA
February 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2020
My sympathy on your loss.
May he Rest in Peace.

Elaine Berkowitz, DMD
elaine berkowitz
February 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Landau. He was a kind, caring compassionate man and doctor always taking time to listen to his patients and anyone who knew him. It was truly a pleasure to work with him for many years. He will be greatly missed.

Linda Ireland, RN
Linda Ireland
February 12, 2020
The team at Longwood just cannot say enough about this doctor and gentleman. He was so personable, caring and listened to the wishes of his patients. He will be truly missed and we pray that his spirit of caring carries on through all that loved him. May God watch over you as you grieve and comfort you with the memories that make you smile!
Longwood at Oakmont
February 12, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Dr. Landau's family and friends. Dr. Landau was so attentive and generous of his time with all of his patients. Very concerned and appreciative when discussing changes in his patient's health status with all staff members. He would always take the extra time to stop and listen to what you had to say. Dr. Landau was a very caring and respectful human that always had a kind word to say along with encouragement to both his patient's and staff. Thanks for sharing and displaying your dedication towards your profession. I personally always enjoyed our talks and the wisdom that you kindly shared with me. You were the best and will be greatly missed. God Bless You Dr. Landau
John Fiorina
February 12, 2020
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Vincent Neiswonger
February 12, 2020
Dr. Landau was one of the best and kindest doctors Ive ever had the privilege to work with both at HealthSouth and Longwood. He was always the first one to say hi and ask how you were doing with his smile that truly showed his compassion and his true genuine care about you. You will be truly missed by not just your family, nor your patients, but by the many lives that you touched who all had the pleasure of working with and around you. My prayers to your family that God provides comfort to them knowing you are whole again and that they will see you again one day.
Keri Gorencic
February 12, 2020
Dr. Landau was one of a kind. He was so caring and compassionate, always willing to listen to staff when we needed an ear. He will be greatly missed. He had the best smile ever. Just his presence was calming.
Janet Kolar
February 12, 2020
Dear Landau Family,

Your dad was a special human being whose smile always lit up any room. He was an excellent doctor because he always cared .

He has a gorgeous family raised wonderful daughters and has a wonderful wife .

May his name always be of blessed memory.

Rachael & Bruce Rosen
February 12, 2020
Dr. Landau was one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever had the pleasure of working with at HealthSouth for soooo many years.. Always with a smile and found the good in everyone. He had been missed very much since he first left and I am so sad to hear of his passing.. To the family.. you have lost a good one and my heart and sympathies are with you Patti.. RN..
February 12, 2020
Dearest Dr Landau. You were one of the greatest doctor I ever had the pleasure to work with in my nursing career. You taught me so much as your nurse at AHN at Healthsouth. You always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Prayers for your family.

Bobbi Jo
Bobbi Jo Swanger
February 12, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
February 12, 2020
May you all find peace in each other during this difficult time. Lauren I know the love you have for all especially your family. Im always here if you need me. Peace be with you all❤
K Jones
February 12, 2020
I am heartbroken at learning of the passing of Dr Landau. I worked for Harmarville for 35 years and respected him as a physician and man. We had the love of dark toast in common. He will be sadly missed. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
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February 12, 2020
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February 12, 2020
You have my deepest heartfelt sympathies, I worked along side Dr. Landau here at Longwood at Oakmont. You would never find a more dedicated physician and kind soul. He was a light to our resident's when he was here. He will be forever missed. May your family find peace in knowing how many loved him.

God Bless,
Karen Dolan
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