Rev. Fred R. Landis, 75, U.M. minister, Ephrata hospital chaplain, EPAC usher, loved music

By on February 25, 2015

Rev. Fred R. Landis, 75, of Lancaster, formerly of Lititz and the Poconos area, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at home.

He was the loving husband of the late Audrey Swift Landis who died in 2001. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ira K. and G. Emeline Mellinger Landis.

Landis was a graduate of the former Upper Leacock High School, Franklin and Marshall College, and the Lancaster Theological Seminary. A United Methodist pastor and ordained elder, he served at a number of the Methodist churches including Brunnerville United Methodist, Cherry Valley U.M. and West Grove U.M. He was a head usher at the Fulton Opera House and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center; music director at Pocono Plateau; past chaplain at Ephrata Hospital; an officer for the Upper Leacock Alumni Association; and patient partner with Wellspan PCMH. He loved music, singing, and playing the piano.

He will be lovingly missed by his three daughters: Hope, married to William Bradley, Westminster, Mass.; Beth, married to Scott Kimbel, Denver; and Jill, married to Alexander Matolyak, Mechanicsburg; eight grandchildren: Ian, Evan, Aidan, Kylee, Bryce, Landis, Benjamin, and Nicholas; sister: Mary, married to David Clinton, Leola; and three nieces.

Services were held Feb. 23 at Brunnerville United Methodist Church, Lititz. Interment followed in Brunnerville U.M. Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorials are suggested to the Fulton Theatre, PO Box 1865, Lancaster, PA 17608-1865.

Online condolences may be given at FurmanFuneralHome.com. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, handled the arrangements.

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