Malcolm Andrew Landry
Published in The Advocate from August 14 to August 16, 2011
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
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
Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St.