1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Charles S. Landis - Private

Charles S. Landis, 96, of Pittston. formerly of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, November 12, 2020. His wife, Nancy Messina Landis, predeceased him on November 22, 2012.

Born in Hazleton, Charles was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Hohmann) Landis. He was a graduate of E L Meyers High School and attended Penn State University on the GI Bill.

He was an U.S. Army veteran, having served during WWII in the European campaign. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Litton Industries, Monroe Business Machines and Stan-Tone Engineering Supply.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and previously served as Director of Ushers at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton.

Charles, “Dad”, "Pappap" was a cherished father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose greatest joy and comfort was with his loving family.

"Charlie" will be remembered as a kind and friendly soul, often enjoying light banter with friends who knew him "as a true gentle man".

He is survived by his sons, Michael and wife, Cathy, Sarasota, FL.; Charles (Skip) and wife, Kelly, Gresham, OR.; daughters, Maria Dorton and husband, Keith, Falls, PA; Catherine Durkin and husband, Joseph, Lake Mary, FL.; grandchildren, Meghan (Landis) Brummund, Michael Landis, Robert Durkin, Rachel (Durkin) Stahl, Cathleen (Durkin) Ponce, Amanda Pace, Annie Williams, Steve Veremeychik, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Charles was also preceded in death by his daughter, Sister Sarah Landis, IHM, on January 17, 2019 and great-grandchild, Matthew Waldron Stahl, on October 29, 2012, brothers, Robert and John Paul and a sister, Mary.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. (Please be aware that CDC guidelines will be in place with masks and social distancing required.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Care and Concern Ministry, St John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston, PA 18640, or Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston, (Port Griffith).

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From: Ruth & Tom Burke

Location: Scranton, PA    Date: 2020-11-24

To Maria and family; It is sad to hear of the passing of your Dad. We were first introduced in 1993 when Ruth and I moved with our family to the special neighborhood of Penn Ave and Delaware. Your family couldn't have been nicer neighbors. From your Mom recruiting Ruth to become a St Paul's Lector, (of which we are still doing ) to the countless visits on the side proch with your Dad after my afternoon runs, or when we were teaching the kids how to ride their bikes on Penn Ave, your family has been missed here in the old neighborhood. It has been a pleasure, and he is now at peace back with Nancy. God bless you, and your family. Ruth & Tom Burke

From: James McCormick

Location: Scranton, PA    Date: 2020-11-16

Dear Landis family, I am so sorry for your loss. Charles was a wonderful person that I had the privilege of getting to know when I purchased my home on Penn Avenue in 1979. Your mom and dad were just wonderful people. So many chats with Charles through the years on his front porch and enjoyed every minute spent with him and your mom.The block just wasn't the same when your mom passed in 2012,and Charles moved to Pittston. He was missed when he moved. I did get to go to lunch with him once when he was living at the Pittston facility. Another connection I had with your mom and dad was with Cursillo, which they were very active in that organization. I have so many wonderful memories of your parents. Those memories I will carry with me always, and I know your memories will allow you some solace.They were very faithful to their faith - may Charles now rest in peace with Nancy. He truly was a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and I am so thankful I knew your mom and dad. A grateful neighbor Jim McCormick

From: Ann Tomasello

Location: Scranton, PA    Date: 2020-11-16

Maria and Family, I was very sad to see that your Dad passed away. He truly was a great guy. I enjoyed many visits on the front porch with him and your mom in the old neighborhood. Your dad was always very kind and such a pleasure to talk to. My sympathies to you and your family.....Ann Tomasello

From: Marilyn L. Goodman

Location: Groton, CT    Date: 2020-11-16

My thoughts and prayers are with your family on the passing of Mr. Landis. My dad David Goodman was the service manager at Monroe and worked with Charles for years. One story my dad shared was when Sister Sarah came with some other sisters to help during the flood and they stopped at the office. Dad said there wasn't a dry eye in the office. I have fond memories of Charles and the wonderful people who worked for Monroe. Marilyn Goodman

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