William R. Lando, 80, of Upper Tulpehocken Township passed away the evening of March 22 as a guest of the StoneRidge Town Centre in Myerstown. He was the husband of Judith A. (Strauss) Lando, with whom he celebrated 62 loving years of marriage on February 9th. Born in Strausstown on September 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Adam J. and Mamie (Binner) Lando.
In addition to his wife Judy, Bill is survived by their children Sherwood L. Lando and his partner Charlene Keller of Sinking Spring, Jane L. Lando and her partner Don Reed of Malvern, Iowa, and Lisa A. wife of Jeffrey Long of Lebanon; grandchildren Rebecca Sechrist, Heather Bucher, and Daniel Anderson; great-grandchildren Andrew Sechrist and Addilyn Bucher.
Bill is also survived by his siblings Dolores M. Huntsinger, Peggy A. Balthaser, Arlan L. Lando, Bonnie J. Rentschler, and Beverly J. Shollenberger. He is predeceased by his brother, Adam C. Lando.
William was a member of Zion Blue Mountain UCC.
Bill retired in 1998 from Dana Inc. after working for 33 years as a welder.
He was a member of Hamburg Moose Lodge 523. Bill was a member of the Bethel, Bernville, Rehrersburg, Fritztown, and Shartlesville Fire Companies, and he was a member of the Strausstown Fire Company for 50 years.
He was a woodworker, a tinkerer, and a fisherman, especially of trout.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of Bill’s family. His family asks that contributions in his memory be offered to Zion Blue Mountain UCC (PO Box 98, Strausstown, PA 19559). Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.milkinsgilesfuneralhome.com. Kirkhoff Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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