Victor A. Landry Jr.
FUNERAL HOME
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA
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.
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25
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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
4640 Canal Street,, New Orleans, LA
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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
4640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
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Just recently heard of Vic's passing. Vic was a wonderful man and always had a smile. My prayers are with Frankie and the family. The Corps Family has lost a special guy.
Sheila Fussell
October 28, 2021
Condolences to Vic´s family and friends . I just heard about his passing yesterday. Saw him and Frankie at Elmwood fitness before Covid He was always smiling May he rest in peace.
Linda Chaisson
Work
October 7, 2021
DEAR FRANKIE AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO LEARN OF VICTORS DEATH. HE WAS AKIND AND GENEROUS MAN AND A GOOD FRIEND. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF YOU AND HIS MANY FRIENDS . MAY HE REST IN PEACE WITH HIS LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. GERRY & JO ANN AITKEN
GERALD AND JO ANN AITKEN
September 28, 2021
Please accept my deepest , heartfelt sympathy. Mr. Landry was a very nice gentleman, and I know that my staff and I will miss him greatly.
Nathan Fischman,M.D.
September 25, 2021
We have always admired Vic Landry. His life was a perfect road map of how to serve God, family and country. Our condolences to Frankie and the family. God bless you.
David and Janet Schultz
September 25, 2021
Mr. Vic was such a wonderful man. He and my Dad (Duke) were friends so I have many childhood memories of him. I will miss his smile. Praying for your family .
Laura Ducarpe Lawler
September 25, 2021
Condolences to the family of Victor Landry, Jr., that your love one is with our Father. My prayers are with thee.
Debbie Meyers
Work
September 22, 2021
The de Lanzac Family
September 22, 2021
Long time friend and neighbor of Vic's. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frankie and her family at this time. May he rest in peace. Our Love
Ronald & Barbara Mc Donald
Friend
September 21, 2021
May God rest his soul in piece Gives the family patience and solace.
Ghassan Haddad
September 21, 2021
Vic was a very nice man. He was a competitor on the softball field. He was always kind to me. He will missed. My prayers are with his family, Frankie, Vic III and all the rest.
Earl Scioneaux
Friend
September 20, 2021
Frankie, my sincere condolences. Vic and I had some great times playing in St. Anthony's school yard.
Chester Hingle
September 20, 2021
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