The Obit For Malcolm Landry

Malcolm Andrew Landry

Published in The Advocate from August 14 to August 16, 2011

Malcolm Andrew Landry, born Nov. 30, 1929, passed away peacefully at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in the Butterfly Wing of Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was retired from BREC.

He is survived by his wife, Koota O'Banion Landry; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Robert Clayton, Pensacola, Fla.; mother-in-law, Annie Laurie O'Banion, Baton Rouge; sisters-in law and brothers-in-law, Mattye and Charles Phillips, Pineville, and Molly and Fred Buchmann, Baton Rouge; sister-in-law, Noney Baker O'Banion, Encino, Calif.; godchildren, Dennis Buchmann, Baton Rouge, Cheryl Clayton Gremillion and Kelly Gremillion Connell, both of Pensacola, and Stephen Scurria, Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father, Burris Landry; mother, Ada Alleman Landry; nephew, Jason Buchmann; and brother-in-law, Jim O'Banion.

Malcolm was proud to be a Dufrocq "Duck."

He was a graduate of Catholic High School, Class of 1948, where he was a cheerleader and played basketball and baseball for the Bears. He remained an active supporter of the school, served as president of the Men's Club and was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Grizzly Great."

He attended LSU where he was a left-handed pitcher for the Tigers before being drafted as a "bonus baby" by the New York Giants. He also coached CYO ball and was an avid golfer.

An Army veteran, he served in the medical corps. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, where he served as a longtime usher, a Third Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 3298, Monsignor Dominic Blasco, and a Fourth Degree knight in Council 319, Monsignor Gassler Assembly.

In 1992, Malcolm reigned as king of the Krewe of Iduna.

Pallbearers will be Fred Buchmann, Dennis Buchmann, Charles Phillips, Joe Jackson, Harry Martin and S.A. "Sonny" Calandro.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Baton Rouge Clinic, the doctors and second floor staff at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City and Hospice of Baton Rouge.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Sacred Heart Catholic School, 2251 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Catholic High School, 808 Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 or your favorite charity.

Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 10:30 until a Mass of Christian Burial at noon, with the Rev. Paul McDuffie, celebrant.

Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St.