Roy Daniel Landon

Born: Sun., Aug. 5, 1917
Died: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
Location: Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ)

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Roy D. Landon, life-long resident of Canton, PA (Union Twp.) passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.  He had celebrated his one-hundredth birthday on August 5 of this year.

Born August 5, 1917 at the family home in North Union, Tioga County, Roy Daniel was one of four children of the late Benjamin and Gertrude (Randall) Landon.  He was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1935.  He and his father first operated a dairy farm but eventually established Landon Orchards where they grew apples, cherries, peaches and prune-plums.  On June 28, 1942, Roy married the former Lorene Williams in the North Union Church.  They raised three children and were blessed with 58 years of marriage before her passing on March 2, 2001.  Roy served on the Canton School Board for many years, was a member of Canton’s Masonic Lodge No. 415, North Union Grange No. 784 and the Wheel Inn in Roaring Branch.  He served as a deacon and elder at the North Union Church of Christ and later attended the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) where he was a member of the choir.    

Surviving are his children, Kathryn Landon Preston (Lamar Haflett) of Summerfield, FL, Betty Landon (Vyn) Redden of Harrisburg and Allyn (Betty) Landon of Canton, five grandchildren; Jill, David, Anne, Ben and Elizabeth, seven great grandchildren; Ashley, Cassidy, Alexis, Adam, Owen, Vinnie and Victoria,
several nieces, nephews, cousins, many dear friends and neighbors.
In addition to his wife, Lorene, Mr. Landon was predeceased by three sisters; Mae Fitch, Myrtle VanDyke and Charlotte Shoemaker and his son-in-law, Gordon Preston,

Family invites friends to call 6 – 8 Friday evening at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Nancy Beahm will officiate the funeral service Nov. 18, Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, with Rev. Dr. Philip Wanck assisting.  Burial will follow in North Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Gatehouse Hospice, 100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Church of Christ (DOC), 170 N. Minnequa Ave. Canton, PA 17724.  Share memories and condolences at

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Bob & Ruth Palmer Canton Pa
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time with the deepest of sympathy

Mary Lou Spencer, Sayre, PA
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017

My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Please extend my sympathy to your sisters.

Edye Waldmeyer
   Posted Tue November 14, 2017
Oh, dear Roy! He was always so happy to get a hug and have a chat. I always enjoyed visiting with him and Lorene in our card shop. They both came in smiling, we talked and laughed a bit, and all had a fond hug before they left. Roy will be missed, as Lorene has been these last many years. I thank you for including me in his 100th birthday celebration. I must say, at that time I fully expected to be celebrating his 110th in 2027!
With loving sympathy to all the family,
Edye Waldmeyer
Ogdensburg, PA

Jim & Carol Fitch
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
Kathy, Betty & Alan - So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed by you as well as the Canton Community! May your memories give you comfort during this sad time.

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