Victor A. Landry, Jr., a native New Orleanian died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 4, 2021; he was 87 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor A. Landry, Sr. and Florence Lange Landry, his sister, Patricia Landry Ferry and his son, Scott Alan Landry. Survivors include his loving wife, Frances Kleinpeter Landry, his son, Victor A. Landry, III (Beth), his daughters, Lauren Landry Wright (Josef) and Melanie Landry Shipley (Craig) and six grandchildren, Colin, Chase, Christian and Carson Landry, and Brooke and Paige Shipley. Vic was a wonderful man which was demonstrated by his generous service to others. He was a passionate athlete. He enjoyed playing softball several times a week, attending Tulane athletic events, and watching football, especially the Saints. He played in weekly card games with lifelong friends. He loved attending concerts and social dancing with Frankie. He took great pleasure in traveling anywhere a cruise ship would take him. He was a master of the grill and reveled in hosting cookouts for family and friends. He graduated from St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School, St. Aloysius High School and from Tulane University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served as a lieutenant and achieved a rating of single engine jet pilot. Vic Landry, former Executive Assistant to the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, retired from the Corps with over 36 years of distinguished professional engineering service. He spent approximately 20 years in the Corps of Engineers Operations and Readiness Division as a general design engineer, emergency operations manager and flood control engineer. He directed the Corps' N.O. District's disaster recovery work following Hurricanes Hilda, Betsy, Camille and Carmen and the emergency flood fight efforts during the 1973, 1974 and 1975 Mississippi River floods. During his last 16 years with the Corps, Mr. Landry was CEO and advisor to the District Commander and as senior engineer, served as legislative and government liaison officer. He was the recipient of numerous awards, citations and commendations as a result of his long and distinguished service with the Corps of Engineers. Most notable of his awards were two Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and the Corps' de Fleury Medal for Profession Engineering excellence. Upon retiring from the Corps of Engineers, Vic Landry served as Executive Director of the East Jefferson Levee District where he served as Vice President for eight years. After Hurricane Katrina, Vic was hired as a consultant to the Commander of the Corps' Hurricane Protection Office to assist in the planning, design and construction of the Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity Hurricane Protection Project, finally retiring in December 2009 for the last time. Mr. Landry was active in professional societies, as well as church and civic organizations. He was a Past President and Board member of the Louisiana Post, Society of American Military Engineers and was inducted into its' prestigious Academy of Fellows. He also was a member of the Tulane Engineering Society. He was a Past President and charter Board member of the City Park Mid-City Improvement Association and a member of the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. He was a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans
and past President of the Diamond Club of N.O. He was active in St. Anthony of Padua Church parish. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m., and will continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in St. Roch Cemetery No. 1. Condolences may be expressed at www.greenwoodfh.com
Published by The Times-Picayune from Sep. 18 to Sep. 25, 2021.