Sandra Landau
Sandra Landau, 80

WORCESTER - Sandra Landau, 80, of Worcester, died peacefully at home on October 7th of a rapidly progressive neurological disorder. She leaves her husband of 60 years, Edward Landau M.D., her three children, Kenneth, Beth, and Joyce, and six grandchildren. There will be no funeral or visiting hours, and the family wishes to mourn privately. At a later date, a memorial service may be held, at which time the public will be notified.

Sandra earned her B.A. from Radcliffe College, an M.S. in sociology from Clark University, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She practiced law with the firm of Bowditch and Dewey and then established a private legal practice in Worcester with Attorney Kathleen O'Connor.

Sandra was deeply devoted throughout her life to the cause of social justice, dedicating herself to organizations such as Department of Children and Families, Abby's House, and Jeremiah's Inn. She served on the boards of many community and social service organizations, including for many years the Northborough Zoning Board of Appeals.

The family would be honored if donations in her memory were made to Abby's House, the Worcester Animal Rescue League, the Bosler Humane Society, or to any other charitable organization.

She will be deeply missed.


Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2015.
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Eddie, I am so very sorry to learn of Sandra's passing. I know what a loss this is for you and your family. Please know my thoughts are with you all especially at this time. Fondly, Emily Ritz Gerber and Family.
November 7, 2015
My deepest sympathies to the Landau family. Sandra was a devoted volunteer, advocate and friend to the staff and residents of Jeremiah's Inn. We are all better for having known Sandra and saddened by her untimely loss.
Walter Spencer
October 21, 2015
Dear Edward and family,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of Sandra. I only had the privilege of meeting her in person a couple of times but we have been in contact via email for the last couple of years. Sandra took the time to respond to various newsletters, appeals and email updates about Jeremiah's Inn. She was able to offer a unique perspective as someone who had such great involvement as a long time volunteer. Her feedback has been positive and she seemed happy and proud of what we are doing and the direction the organization is taking and that has been so reassuring to me as a (relatively) new Executive Director. It feels great to receive such positive feedback from someone who selflessly dedicated so much of herself and her time to the clients, staff and mission of Jeremiah's Inn for many years. For her service and support, we are so grateful. On behalf of the board, staff and clients that we serve please accept our expression of gratitude and sympathy.
Sincerely,
Janelle Wilson, Executive Director
Janelle Wilson
October 21, 2015
It was always a pleasure to meet Sandy on a walk around the neighborhood and spend a few minutes talking with her. My sympathy to Ed and her family.
Diane Guldner
October 14, 2015
Such a good friend from the first day I came to Worcester in 1975 till lunch this summer. Challenging brain, warm heart always a laugh and a giggle. I will miss you my friend. Love Kathy
Kathy Perkins
October 13, 2015
To the Landau Family, Ed, Kenny, Beth and Joyce, my sincere sympathies go out to you. Sandy was a warm and impressive woman and I shall remember her. With warm wishes to you all,
Evelyn Karet
October 13, 2015
Message dated October 12, 2015, below"Our since sympathy, etc." was from Terry and Margaret Chapman.
October 12, 2015
Our sincere sympathy to Ed and family over the passing of Sandra. Though new friends, we thought she was an especially nice, friendly neighbor and person.
October 12, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Landau. She was my neighbor growing up in North Brookfield, along with Dr. Landau and their daughter Joyce. I remember always walking down that mile long driveway to get down to Brooks Pond and I would hang out with Joyce, even though she was older than me. Very, very nice family and I always enjoyed my time with all of them. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Landau family.
Brenda Ahearn
October 12, 2015
I was very sad to hear about Sandy whom I have known for over forty years, the penultimate ten years spent just around the corner from me in Northborough. We enjoyed many long talks over lunch. Sasha Tipper
October 11, 2015
Lois Abeles
October 9, 2015
Sandy was a very dear friend of mine and a wonderful neighbor to have. I will certainly miss her. My sympathies to her husband, Ed, and her entire family. Sincerely, Theo Drapos
Theodora Drapos
October 9, 2015
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