COAST lost a great friend yesterday, Delmer "Del" Landis. Del was co-founder of North COAST, Board member of COAST, and a personal mentor and friend to many of us. From his obituary:He inspired all of who know him well with zest for life and determination to live it well for as long as he could. He was an aerospace engineer at GE in Evendale from the time he left Southern Illinois University with a Masters Degree until his retirement 15 years ago.
He was involved in significant engine part designs, held several patents, and eventually served in a customer service role that allowed him to travel the world - Moscow, Paris, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, etc. After retirement, he had a second career at Belcan where he was a liaison with GE. Committed to giving back to his community, he was a former member of the Kings School Board; a member of the grassroots political action group COAST in Warren County; and volunteered with the Deerfield Township Historical Society. He wrote a township history book -- Deerfield Stories an Anthology of Little Histories Warren County Ohio. He was active in his church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Loveland. And in his retirement years, he wrote and self published three romantic suspense novels on Amazon.com - Copper Coin, Copper Cousins, Copper Mountain.
Friends will be received at the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home 129 N. Riverside Dr. Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 101 S. Lebanon Rd. Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Friday August 9th at 10:30 AM. Interment Deerfield Cemetery in South Lebanon, Ohio. Memorials may be directed to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140 or your favorite charity.