July 17, 1929 ~ September 10, 2006
Teddy M. Landoch (known to many as â€œSatchâ€) died Sunday September 10, 2006 at the age of 77, due to complications following a recent surgery. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on July 17, 1929, he was the youngest son of the late John Landoch and Katherine (Kasprczk) Landoch and the youngest brother of the late Walter Landoch and Josephine (Landoch) Wiencek. Raised in Lowell, he was a communicant of St. Casismirâ€™s Polish National Catholic Church, where he was an altar boy.
Teddy served in the 26th (Yankee) Division of the Army National Guards for 16 years.
He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores Ann (Lawrence) Landoch, whom he married on December 2, 1952. Together they enjoyed over 52 years of love and friendship. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2004. They resided in Chelmsford, Massachusetts for most of their lives, and later relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they enjoyed family visits and gatherings, travel, dining, entertainment and gaming.
Teddyâ€™s crowning achievement in his life was serving as Doloresâ€™ sole caregiver throughout her lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis, then later cancer. Though having to deal with the many difficulties of these illnesses, Teddy was a devoted and steadfast companion and together they continued to enjoy life.
After losing his beloved wife Dolores to cancer in 2004, Teddy became ill and moved from Las Vegas to Redondo Beach, California where he was loved and cared for by his grand-nephew Michael Landoch, his wife Angela and their sons Seth, Samuel and Shawn. Michael and his family had the awesome privilege to witness Teddyâ€™s strength and courage as he mourned the loss of his beloved, struggled with his declining health and came to terms with the loss of his independence. They were also graced with Teddyâ€™s love and care of family, as he guided and watched over them as would a devoted and concerned father and grandfather.
Those who were lucky to have known Teddy enjoyed his engaging personality, his acerbic humor and his love of family and friends, good times and stimulating conversation.
Surviving Teddy and mourning his loss are the many members of the Landoch, Desmarais and Lawrence families who loved him dearly. He also leaves behind the many friends who thoughtfully cared for him at Driftwood Healthcare Center in Torrance, California.
His memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church in El Segundo, California on Saturday September 16, 2006 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Teddyâ€™s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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