Posted on December 19th, 2021
Visitation and funeral services for Eric Landis are scheduled for the morning of December 22 at Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. He passed away December 15 at the age of 78 after a brief illness. Internment following the service is at New St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr.
The funeral celebration will be video recorded for viewing by those not able to attend in person.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, Eric Landis began his many years of drum corps and bugle corps activity playing snare drum with the York White Roses in York, Pennsylvania. He played with the United States Air Force drum and bugle corps from 1961 to 1964, and over the next 20 years performed for such well-known groups as Reading Buccaneers, Bangor Yellow Jackets, and Archer-Epler Musketeers.
He was also drum instructor for a number of corps from 1961 to 1984, including Audubon Bon Bons all girl corps, Chessmen, Crossmen, Garfield Cadets and Archer-Epler.
He was a percussion judge for almost 30 years, from 1970 to 1999, for Drum Corps International (DCI), Drum Corps Associates (DCA) and the National Judges Association. In the following years, he instructed many championship high school percussion sections.
He is survived by Julia, his wife of 56 years; four children: Jeanne Sykes and her husband Weldon, Adam Landis and his wife Jennifer, Susan Eley and her husband Benjamin and Sean Keegan-Landis and his wife Maggy; four siblings: Alec, Marc, Scott and Ione and seven grandchildren. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Runnemede, NJ.
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