John Landers
John Patrick Landers After a courageous year-long battle with lymphoma, John Patrick Landers of Mill Valley, CA passed away at UCSF on December 6th. He was 38. Born on August 29, 1973, in Washington, DC, he grew up in the nearby suburb Bethesda, MD. Patrick attended St. Anselm's Abbey School, Washington, DC, and received a BA from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, in 1995. After college, Patrick moved to San Francisco where he began his lifelong career with his beloved Giants. He married his wife Christine Patterson September 20th, 2003 in the Presidio. An Eagle Scout, Olympic torch-bearer for the 1996 Atlanta Games and marathon runner, Patrick's adventurous spirit and mischievous grin infected all those around him. Not just an employee, but a fervid fan of the Giants, thankfully, he got to celebrate the 2010 World Series Championship with his adopted city and work family. His love for sports ran second only to his love and devotion to his family and friends. A proud, loyal, and loving husband and father, Patrick leaves behind his wife, Christine Patterson Landers; two sons Aidan (6) and Ty (3) whom he loved more than anything; sisters Mary Margaret Landers and Kathryn Marie Knowles; parents John Jay and Mary Theresa; 2 nieces Emma and Lindsay Nie; his beloved dog, Carter and countless friends in the US and Canada. During his year-long battle with cancer, Patrick demonstrated strength, courage, bravery, and taught us to live every moment of life to its fullest. He will forever be our hero. The family would like to thank the UCSF team of doctors and nurses who cared for Patrick. Their compassion and tireless effort will never be forgotten. Services will be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec 13th at 1pm at AT&T Park. A memorial mass will be held in Washington DC on January 22, 2012 at St Anselm's Abbey School. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to a trust fund for the boys' college education. For information on how to contribute, please visit
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12, 2011.
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I didn't know John, but he made an impression on lots of people, judging by the comments I've read. God bless the Landers family. I know a little about Ballylanders and it's castle in Ireland if anyone is interested.
Tom Landers SF.
April 15, 2012
I am so saddened of this news. My heart has ached all day long, and I cannot imagine the tremendous loss Pat's family must be dealing with. He was a kind, sweet and generous man - and he will be very, very missed by all. Christine, Aiden and Ty, may your heart be filled with love and happy memories.
Tyler Terrell
January 26, 2012
Christine, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Patrick and only met you once, but Ty was in David's class at GGA. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of love, the Finney Family, San Rafael CA
Isabelle Finney
January 24, 2012
Landers Family, My deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of your beloved son, brother, husband and father. I didn't know Patrick - he sounds like a wonderful man. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Kathy Sanzaro
January 24, 2012
To Patrick's wife, children and family,
My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you on the passing of Patrick. I consider myself fortunate to have met him through baseball and will remember his joyous approach to life. May God Bless all of you as you grieve and begin to cope with his loss. Patrick must've been a real battler trying to overcome his illness.
Sincerely, Steve Freeman
Steve Freeman
January 20, 2012
I only met Patrick a few times through a mutual friend, but what a friendly person with such a large presence and positive personality. One of those people who instantly made you feel like you were in on a hilarious joke.

I was so sorry to hear of his passing today. I know he will not be easily forgotten.
January 5, 2012
To all the family -
It has been such a privilege to spend time with Patrick and with you this year. As another writer noted, Patrick was a bright light. The love, strength. and support you poured out for him - may those things help you carry each other through. I will continue to lift you up in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathleen Turner, RN
December 18, 2011
Can only offer condolences and prayers for Pat's family. He was a great person, and this is an incredible loss for everyone who ever got to spend even a few minutes with him.
Matt Cleary
December 17, 2011
Pat was a great guy. I knew him at Hamilton College as an outstanding friend, fraternity brother and teammate. Pat and his family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to carry the memory of this special man with me for many years.
Tim Lynch
December 15, 2011
Pat & I attended Hamilton College and pledge Chi Psi together. To know Pat is to know his smile... he had an infectious grin, both friendly and mischievous. He will be truly missed and my thoughts & prayers go out to family.
Rob Howe
December 15, 2011
I'm very saddened by this news. I was a friend of Pat's at Hamilton, and I never forgot what a wonderful, great guy he was. My heart goes out to all his friends and his family. I know he will be deeply missed.
Nate Aydelott
December 15, 2011
Landers Family - I am so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. I was a couple years older than Patrick at Hamilton and I vividly remember Patrick as a truly genuine, friendly and positive person; such fun to be around. His smile and sense of humor impacted all of us at Chi Psi. He was a true gentleman.
Hank McKay
December 15, 2011
Pat was amazing. I am so saddened by this news. You lose touch with people, but you don't lose being touched by someone in your life and Pat was one of the people who truly defined Chi Psi and college for me. Thoughts and prayers with Pat's family
Brian Bellucci
December 14, 2011
Pat was my fraternity brother and friend. We pledged Chi Psi together and took many classes together. He was a riot all the time.He loved to make people laugh and always seemed to find the joy in any situation. He was beloved by all of the brothers in Chi Psi. After college, several of us traveled to the 1996 Olympics. We had the worst tickets you could buy but still managed to make it a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. He was truly one in a million and I will miss him. Thank you for being a part of my life Pat.
Trevor Nardini
December 14, 2011
After Pat taught me a lesson on the rugby field, he invited me to a social at his fraternity, my first. By virtue of this one simple act - him kindly extending a hand - I joined Chi Psi and made lifelong friends. What a great man.
martin kernan
December 14, 2011
I had the pleasure of getting to know Patrick in 1998 when I worked in groups for the A's and he was starting out with the Giants. His loyal friendship will be missed. Although I didn't know him as well as others it was very easy to see what a great family man and person he was. His personality and attitude was so great......we need more people in this world like him.
Mike Fagundes
December 14, 2011
Dear Landers Family,

My name is Margie Ward. Most of my life I have been known as "Miss Margie". I taught Patrick so many years ago. When I read about the passing of Patrick yesterday, I was so sad for your family. To me, Patrick will always be a darling, precious, smiling (from ear to ear),and energetic little boy. He was a bright star that I remember very well. Reading about his life, I can see that he continued to "light the lives" of so many more.
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Margie Ward
December 14, 2011
Patrick was a friend to you immediately, he had a huge heart and smile that could light up the room. I will miss him and know that those near and dear to him will feel the emptiness for a long time. The good thing is we got to know such a great person that always had time for everyone! RIP Patrick and know how much you were loved. I am truly sorry for his wife, boys and family, my heart and prayers go out to you.
Ruth Deponzi
December 13, 2011
Although we have never met Patrick, we have been thinking of him and cheering him on through his entire fight. We are deeply sorry for your loss and please know that your whole family is in our thoughts and hearts.
Tanya & Darryl Perkin
December 13, 2011
My deepest sympathy for the Landers family. Pat was a great classmate at Hamilton with a wonderful spirit and character. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sara Huffmire Alexakos
December 13, 2011
Dear Christine,Ty, Aidan, Judy and Jim we send our thoughts and love to all of you during this very sad time. We know all the wonderful memories of being together with Patrick and all the good times you shared as a family will help you through these difficult times.
Wishing you all the best
David & Maryl Appleton, Marnie & Doug Folsetter
December 13, 2011
My heartfelt sympathy goes to the entire Landers family for your tremendous loss. I remember Patrick from our days at Little Flower. May you be surrounded by love and comforted by all the wonderful memories of Patrick you hold in your hearts.
Amy Stohlman Lill
December 13, 2011
Dear Christine, Ty and Aidan, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss, but am not surprised to read of Patrick's courageous fight. Valley of the Moon Little League will be forever thankful for his help with our Little League Day Events. KC, Freddie and I will be forever thankful for his accommodations for us at Giants games. And I hope you and your boys have fond memories of your brief time at the Glenelly Inn. All my best to you, stay strong (I know you will). With love and prayers. Kristi
Kristi Jeppesen
December 13, 2011
Jack, Mary T

Both Jean and I are truly with you in this hour of pain. Our hearts go out to you.

December 13, 2011
Dear Mary T and Jack,

We feel terrible about your loss of Patrick.

With sadness and love,

Anne and Ed Padelford
Bethesda, MD
December 12, 2011
"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die" Thomas Campbell
Our hearts are with all of you.
Denise Carr-Rollitt
December 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our hearts thoughts and prayers Margo Ragan and Family
Margo Ragan
December 12, 2011 deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one is devasting...having lost my mom at a young age to cancer I know only too well. I keep her memory in my heart and think about her every day...I have my good days and bad days but it is all part of life. Sending you lots of love. Hala
Hala Bissada
December 12, 2011
My deepest sympathies to Patrick's family. My heart and hugs go out to you.
Melissa Rodway
December 11, 2011
my deepest sympathies to his family. I was blessed by being able to assist taking care of him only one day out of his year long fight. He held such courage and tried so hard to help us when we were trying to help him--it gave me an insight into his personality and character that I shall never forget.
Anne Reed RN
Anne Reed RN
December 11, 2011
Deepest condolences to you--Patrick's family. I took care of him some of the days he was at ucsf--and he was truly a fighter!
kim chow
December 10, 2011
There are not enough words to express our heartache for all of you.
We wish you peace, a good night's sleep and the strength of the many who are with you as you rebuild your lives.
Sincerely, Len and Lynda Marsh, Brie Marsh, Holly and Craig Watts
December 10, 2011
My deepest condolence for Patricks beloved family. You are in my heart and prayers at this most difficult time. Even though I only met Patrick a few times, he touched me for his humor and kindness. I am so glad that he was a good Friend to my daughter Alyze, I know she loved him and his sweet wife and two adorable little boys so much. RIP dear Patrick. You will be missed. You were a bright light in this world. We thank you for that.
Lynda Veliz
December 10, 2011
Condolences from some of your Stoney Lake friends, Jan, Dave, Michael and Christopher Jaworsky. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time. We hope that we will continue to hear about (and possibly see) Christine and her wonderful family in the months and years to come. I know that she will have the support of both family and friends.
December 10, 2011
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