Patricia Robb Landis believed she was lucky; all the stars aligned for her and she felt blessed with her family, her home, her career and of course her lifelong passion for bridge. Her end came peacefully at home, on her favorite chair, with people who loved her while holding her son Rick’s hand.
Pat married Bob at 19 just after World War II and in quick succession Rick, Scott, and Claudia followed. Family life was often chaotic and busy. During that time somehow Pat managed to find the time to manage her family responsibilities with work, play, and study. Eventually she became a well respected electrical engineer and an excellent bridge player.
We were all proud of her achievements and learned from her to live life with courage, strength and purpose laced with laughter.
Her life over time became less active but she still loved her family, she played bridge, did her crosswords, and loved her view out the window.
Her son Scott’s passing was a cruel blow to her 10 months ago. She would have traded places with him but somehow managed to keep that beautiful smile we all knew and loved and kept going.
She is survived by Rick and Cynthia; Scott’s beloved wife Kathleen; and Claudia and Bruce in New Zealand; and their families.
We will be forever grateful for the care and attention she received from Shelley, Tyler and Liz, Franzi and Clay and briefly Laura as her housemates and Jefferson Hospice care team. Thank you.
Bye Mom, you can soar with the Eagles now.