Ira E. Landis, 95, WWII, Invasion of Normandy veteran

By on August 17, 2011

Ira E. Landis

Ira E. Landis, 95, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Heart of Lancaster, Lititz.

He was born in Rothsville to the late Ira G. and Margaret Landis and was married to his loving wife, Annabelle (Schlott) Landis, to whom he spent 43 years of marriage. She was by his side when he passed.

Ira was a graduate of Rothsville High School class of 1935. He served in World War II, and was a member of the Army in the Invasion of Normandy. He was fond of serving his country for many years, receiving four Bronze Stars. Ira was a member of the Ephrata VFW and the American Legion of Lititz. He loved working in his garden, traveling and dancing with his wife, watching sports, taking trips to the shore and the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his working years, he was a metal grinder for Federal Mogul for 33 years.

In addition to his wife, Ira is survived by a brother: Elmer G. Landis, of Boyertown; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Avenue, Ephrata, with Pastor Russ Hobbs officiating. Interment will take place in the Lincoln Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Red Rose Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Ira’s memory may be made to American Heart Association 610 Community Way Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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