Dale Landon

Dale M. Landon

1936 - 2011

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Dale M. Landon Elmira: Age 75, passed away at his home on Friday, September 30, 2011. Dale was born in Elmira on May 8, 1936, a son of the late C. Herbert and Laura House Landon. He is also predeceased by his son Gary Landon. Dale is survived by his wife of 41 years, Elaine Cowan Landon; children, Wendy Landon Wolcott with husband Butch of Horseheads, Stacie Landon of Elmira, Robert Harris of Elmira, Vickie Harris Paul with husband Wayne of Cheyenne WY; sister Beverly Landon Mitchell with husband Rho "Buck" of Albion NY; grandchildren, Tara Dobson, Michael, Matthew and Anthony Paul, Danielle and Nicole Wolcott, and Jared Turner; great grandchildren, Alijah and Giavanna Paul, and Bryson Edger; several nieces and nephews; and his canine companion Princess. Dale had worked at Thatcher Glass as a mold maker for 30 years. He then went to work for Bill's Machine Shop before retiring as a corrections officer from the Chemung County Jail. While at the jail he was known as "Pops" by both the inmates and staff. In earlier years Dale had been a member of the Naval Reserve and a volunteer fireman with the Elmira Heights Fire Department. He was an avid card player, deer hunter, NASCAR race fan, wrestling fan, and enjoyed playing the lottery scratch off tickets. Dale was also fond of Lake Bonin where he had a camper for 10 years. He was a member of the "8th Ward Brotherhood" and a former member of the Horseheads Moose Club. Dale was famous for his story telling and for making peanut brittle. His peanut brittle was a Christmastime favorite for many. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. A private burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Dale's family would like to offer special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice, especially Kate, and his barber Jim at Lake Road Unisex for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dale over the last few months. In memory of Dale, those wishing may make contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830.
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Tuesday
4
October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States