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LANDSIEDEL, Jerry D. "Whitey"
LANDSIEDEL - Jerry D. "Whitey'' Died February 16, 2017 of medical issues after a long and courageous battle. He is survived by his sister, Julie Ann Wyffels and husband Paul, Maureen Mary Mannion Landsiedel, mother of sons Timothy J., William J., and wife Candace, daughter Maryrose R. and husband Daniel Ahrens, three grandchildren, Christian Alexander, Declan Matthew, Jane Leigh Hope, and step-grandson Brennen Latimore. He is preceded in death by brothers LaVerne James "Skeeter" and Herbert Leroy Landsiedel. Born in Mineral, IL, son of William F. and Ida Marie. He attended Mineral High School and in 1959 enlisted and served in the United States Navy, then joined the Merchant Marines, traveling to more than 25 countries. He retired from the New York City Transit Police Department in 1976. Following his retirement he moved to Springville, NY. His work travels took him abroad to 49 states. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He was a hardworking, never give up kind of guy who loved life and adventure, who stressed the importance of education, family, and friends. Per his request, his remains were donated to UB Medical School for research. No formal memorial services are to be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roswell Park Children's Cancer Research Institute.