Teddy
Teddy M. Landoch (known to many as “Satch”) 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. Casismir’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. Teddy’s crowning achievement in his life was serving as Dolores’ 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 Teddy’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 Teddy’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 Teddy’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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  1. I never met Teddy, but heard stories of him being a big hearted man as told by Mike & Angie. You could see by his simle that he truley enjoyed life and being around the younger Landoch boys his final years was probably the most he could ask for. God Bless.

  2. Uncle Teddy, I will always remember that contagious smile of yours. You always lit up the room with your presence. Your jokes, your kindness and your warm heart. Those are things I will never forget. It was a pleasure to know you and to be your nephew. I also want to give special thanks to Michael & Angela Landoch and their three son’s Seth, Samuel & Shawn. Although I have never met you I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking my Uncle Teddy into your home & family with open arms and an open heart. You truly gave him a wonderful life. You will be missed by many Uncle Ted. Love always, your nephew David

  3. Teddy, We loved seeing you in the video as a young man. We saw the same sparkle in your eye many days at our facility. We loved following the Yankees progress with you and teasing you when the Red Sox won. Thanks for sharing your smile and fiesty personality with us. We think of you often. Love your Rehab girls!!!

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