Elaine Landau was born August 11th, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to Fanny and Max Weitman. Elaine “flew” away peacefully, July 13th, 2016 after a long and full life.
Elaine married Arthur (Artie) Landau and they later moved to Valley Stream, New York to raise their family. She was happy to have spent the last 10 years living in South Burlington, Vermont near her daughter Marla, son-in-law Bill Weiner, and her grandsons, Matthew and Andrew, who were the lights of her life. She is also survived by her son James and daughter-in-law Karen Landau of Colden, NY, her sister Muriel Brodish of East Northport, NY and many loving nieces and nephews.
Elaine and Artie enjoyed travelling. They had an unusually close group of friends with whom they shared every special occasion. They all formed a travel group, dubbed themselves “The Traveleers” and went on many wonderful trips together. Her favorite adventure was sailing on the Schooner Fantome in the Caribbean. She never tired of recalling her memories with friends and family. Her warmth and genuine interest touched many, including lifelong friends from the New York Metropolitan area and many of their children who kept in touch with her throughout her life.
Elaine was always quick with her smile and welcoming nature, which brightened the lives of everyone she met. She made many new friends where she lived at The Pines Senior Living Community and always made it a point to welcome new people. We will always remember the occasional mischievous twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes.
Elaine will be returning to Long Island to be laid to rest next to her Husband Arthur (Artie) Landau at Mt. Ararat Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY on Sunday July 17th, 2016 at 12:30 pm. The family is planning to host a celebration of Elaine’s life at The Pines in South Burlington in the near future. Date and time to be announced.
We would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of the Vermont Respite House for their extraordinary, loving care in helping her and our family navigate this journey.
The family respectfully requests donations in her memory to be made to the Vermont Respite House at 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.