Robert (Bob) Landon

robert-bob-landonNov. 21, 1920 — Sept. 10, 2016

Robert (Bob) Landon took his final flight on Sept. 10. He was an 11-year resident of Sterling Court in St. George, Utah. Bob was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Ruth, shared 63 years of marriage.

Bob and his brother Ed joined the Army Air Corps in July 1939. Bob trained as a flight engineer and Ed as a radio operator. They were stationed at Langley Field, Virginia, when World War II broke out, and they flew combat missions together on the same B-26 bomber in the South Pacific theater.

Bob liked to play golf as well as the organ. He enjoyed playing songs for the Sterling Court residents on many occasions.

Bob is survived by two children: his son Jack (Sheralyn) of Oro Valley, Arizona, and daughter Susan (Alberto) of St. George, Utah.  

He also is survived by four grandchildren: Alex, Kimberly, Ashlee and Stephanie. In addition to the grandchildren, he also has six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services

  • There will be a viewing at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George on Wednesday Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m., and a mass at St. George Catholic Church Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.  
  • Interment will follow Catholic mass at Tonaquint Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sterling Court and the incredible care of his hospice nurse Jody.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-635-2212.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.  

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