Edwin Irving Landers died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital of pneumonia and complications. He was 91.
He was born August 11, 1922, one of five children of Ernest and Bessie Landers.
He was married to Olive S. Landers who predeceased him and also two sons, Edwin J. and Stephen Landers. He is survived by his brother, Herbert Landers of Oak Bluffs. He also leaves five daughters, Gail Landers, June Ferreira, Fay Marinelli and Beverly Tucker, all of Oak Bluffs, and Judy Hunter of Yarmouthport.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Leslie, Ralph, and Arthur Landers and his sister, Marion.
He had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces and a great many friends.
He enjoyed fishing, dancing and gardening. He loved telling tales of his many life experiences.
He worked as a landscaper in the summer months and shellfishing the rest of the year. He also spent 20 years working for the Town of Oak Bluffs at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and cared for him. He was a special person. Rest in peace, we love you.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 27 at 12:30 pm in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Pacific Ave., Oak Bluffs officiated by Rev. Richard Rego.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 orwww.cancer.org.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visitwww.ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.