Robert (Bob) Landman
April 4, 2024

Funeral Information

April 7 2024 - 1:00 pm
Mount Lebanon Cemetery (Temple Emanuel Section), 509 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

ROBERT (BOB) LANDMAN: Recently turned 95 and all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren came from far and near to celebrate him. Bob grew up in Squirrel Hill and attended Allderdice High School. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Cookie, parents Mark and Jean, older brother Ivan, and identical twin Dicky. Bob and Cookie, together since they were 15, were married for 68 years. They had a beautiful marriage and enjoyed spending time together golfing, dancing, traveling, entertaining, and watching the Steelers. He took enormous pride in their three children, Bill Landman (Beth), Lynne Turton and Joy Mayerson (Rick). In addition to his children, he is survived by his eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Essie Garfinkel, and several nephews and nieces. 

Bob was proud of his service in the Korean War where he was stationed in Japan working as a map maker. Despite the circumstances, he felt fortunate for the experience of living in another country with a different culture, and he discovered photography. When Bob returned from the army, he and Cookie bought their first home in Scott Township and later moved to Mt. Lebanon.

Bob began a long career in construction at Northwest Lumber, first in the warehouse and later as a salesman, but always knew that he wanted his own business. In the early 1960's, he started Quaker State Construction. The business grew and evolved with the times, eventually specializing in decks and room additions. Bob, the "Head Quaker", was always the creative force behind the success of Quaker State. It gave him great pride that he and his partner of many years, Dave Dickson, recently sold the business and he was happy to know that it would continue on without them. Until that point, Bob remained involved. He was successful in his business, but always made time for family and fun. He played golf and cards for many years at Rolling Hills Country Club where he formed lasting friendships. Bob was known for his great sense of humor and for not taking life too seriously.

In 2021, two years after his beloved wife Cookie died, Bob decided he needed to be closer to family and relocated to the Philadelphia area near his son Bill. He made some close friends at Shannondell retirement community but it never felt like home to Bob because he left his heart in Pittsburgh. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 1 PM at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Temple Emanuel Section. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Disabled American Veterans, ( Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 


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Bill, Lynne, Joy, and all your families, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob. Please know we are thinking of you at this most difficult time. May Bob’s memory be a blessing. Our deepest condolences to all of you.

By Rachel, Sam and Jordan Landman - April 05, 2024