Mr. Jack E. Landers, 84, of Sheffield passed away peacefully in answer to God’s call at 7:45 am, June 16, 2013 in his home after an extended illness with his loving wife, Beverly, at his side. He was born April 29, 1929 in Warren to the late Claude W. and Henrietta B. Ekas Landers.
A lifelong Sheffield resident, Jack graduated from Sheffield High School in 1947 and was employed at Warren State Hospital from 1950 to 1968. Whileworking two jobs, he enrolled and completed I.C.S. correspondence courses which enabled him to buy the old Ryberg building in 1968 and start Lander Electronics. Mr. Landers sold Zenith products, repaired televisions and almost anything electronic, and made house calls necessary. An original member of the Sheffield Sports Boosters Club, Jack was usually the Master of Ceremonies at the group’s annual banquets and the press box announcer for all Sheffield home football games. A longtime Sheffield Rotary member, he helped with all activities including the multiphasic blood testing until his health prevented his attendance at club functions. At that time, Jack was conferred honorary membership. The Sheffield Township Supervisors presented a lifetime of community service award to Jack on his 80th birthday. A former member of the Sheffield Investment Club, he was also instrumental in maintaining and servicing the Southside TV Cable system. An excellent hunter and fisherman, Jack loved his garden, fruit trees, and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly Ann Bunting Landers; three daughters, Barbara Ann Jashurek and husband George, Sheffield, Linda Jean Post and husband Wilbur, Gilbert, AZ, and Judith Eileen Landers, Tiona; one son, Jack William Landers and wife Raynette, Sheffield; four grandchildren, Collin D. Post, Gilbert, AZ, Jenna L. Post, Portland, OR, Jessica Landers and companion Ron Kelly, Sheffield, and Jack William Landers, Jr, Sheffield; one greatgrandson, Keianu Paoo Kelly, Sheffield; three nieces, Sandra Eberhardt, Wendy Hart, and Cathy Warren; and one nephew Mark Seem.
In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by two sisters,Virginia M. Eberhart and Dorothy L. Seem.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the BordenLloyd Funeral Home with Mark Lindberg, pastor, Sheffield Grace Bible Church officiating. Burial will follow in Sheffield Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2:004:00 and 6:008:00 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park West, PO Box 68, Warren, PA 16365; Sheffield Sports Boosters, PO Box 183, Sheffield, PA 16347 or a charity of choice.