Alfred Landess

December 27, 1928 ~ November 26, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Alfred Landess Obituary


Alfred Landess, 94, died at home on Sunday, November 26, 2023.  A resident of New York City and Monterey, MA, Alfred was born on December 27, 1928 in Albany, New York, the son of the late Sam and Jean Landess.  Alfred graduated from Albany High School in 1946 and Syracuse University in 1950. He was a member of the third graduating class of the Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and served as a Gunnery officer on the USS Gyatt during the Korean conflict.  Alfred was the President and CEO of State Photo Supply and National Graphic Supply Corporation until his retirement in 1995.


Alfred is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol, his children Joshua, Michael, Nicholas, Stephanie Landess, and Matthew Schneider, grandchildren Nicole Schneider, Fiona and Esme Suslak, his sister Helen (Teddy) Richman, his former wife, Polly Landess and a large extended family of beloved nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins and life-long friends.

Alfred was an avid lover of music and patron of the arts, joyfully attending classical music concerts and operas around the world.  His passion for chamber music inspired him to take lessons in piano and cello.  A devoted husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend to all, Alfred was a man of integrity and known for his many acts of kindness.  He will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know him.


A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., at the  Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY.  Interment will follow at Temple Israel Cemetery, 1626 Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY i.  Service will be live-streamed at 


Those who wish to remember Alfred in a special way, can make donations to the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208.


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Funeral Service
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Levine Memorial Chapel, Washington Avenue, Albany, NY


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