Elger E.  Landis Elger E. Landis

Elger E. “Bud” Landis, 88, of Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Macungie died October 6, 2016 in the Health Care Center at Luther Crest. He was the beloved husband of Bernice “Bea” (Bugglin) Landis. They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on October 10, 2016. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Elger E. Landis and Alice C. (Swan) Landis Balcer and the step-son of the late John P. Balcer. A 1945 graduate of North Arlington High School, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Pacific Theatre and the Atlantic Coast during World War II. After returning home from the service, he attended Fairleigh Dickinson Junior College. In 1950, he answered the call to serve his country in the U.S. Navy working in harbor defense during the Korean War. Bud began his career at Pittsburgh Plate Glass as an industrial coatings sales representative. He joined New Jersey Bell Telephone in 1957 in management and enjoyed 28 years in various departments until retiring in 1985 as General Manager of the Directory. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, McNulty Chapter. A member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown, he had served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister at various church parishes over the years. When his children were young, he was involved in youth athletics, coaching Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball, CYO Basketball and Soccer. He was a member of American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, North Arlington, NJ; Knights of Columbus, Father O’Hanlon Council #4678, State College; and had served on the Mendham, NJ School Board. For many years he was involved in the Medford Lakes, NJ Canoe Carnival.

Survivors: Wife; children, Linda wife of L. Steven Peralta of Mendham, NJ, John Landis husband of Edna of Dover, NJ, Kurt Landis husband of Kathy of Andover, NJ, Judith Landis and partner Lori Gallagher of Souderton, PA, James Landis, CDR, USN, ret., husband of Amy of Beaufort, SC; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Call Tuesday, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bud’s memory to the church, PA 18103 or the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, 474 East Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144, or to the Luther Crest Benevolent Fund, 800 Hausman Rd. Allentown, PA 18104.

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