Sharon Landon

Obituary of Sharon A. Landon

Landon, Sharon A. Irondequoit: Friday, August 14, 2020. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of nearly 54 years, Roger Landon; daughters, Kelly (Ed) Sotolongo, Kristina (Chuck) Zeitvogel; grandchildren, Mateo and Phillip Sotolongo, Camryn and Milan Zeitvogel; siblings, Linda Ackley, Mary Kiesinger, Patrick (Terrie) Dwyer, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Emily Dwyer, and her youngest brother Joseph Dwyer. Sharon grew up in Johnson City, NY as the oldest of 5 children. She graduated from Seton Catholic High School and attended Broome Community College where she met Roger. They lived in Hawaii while Roger was serving in the US Navy, and later returned to live in Rochester NY. In 1998, Sharon retired as a teacher's aide at the Rochester City School District, School #30. Mrs. Landon was loved by #30 school kids, who would run into school to get a hug from her every day. After moving to Pittsburgh, PA Sharon worked as a secretary at Alleghany Financial Group where she made several friends. Later they also lived in Maryland and Massachusetts. For many years Sharon was active in church, serving as an ordained Deacon and Elder with the Presbyterian Church. She also had a lot of fun selling Princess House Crystal for many years, which fit perfectly with how social Sharon always was. Sharon was the best mother and grandma anyone could ask for (she has the mugs and shirts to prove it!). She talked to her daughters every day, even if just checking in and lending a listening ear. She loved her grandchildren very much and enjoyed hosting "Camp Grandma" and taking the kids to Seabreeze Amusement Park. She was very proud of her grandkids and how well they did in school, and attended every concert or performance possible. On the day of Sharon's passing, the NY Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, which had to be in memory of Sharon since she was the Yankees' biggest fan. She always knew all the players, the statistics and was constantly checking scores. If not watching the Yankees, you could find her at one of her favorite local restaurants, either Eastridge Family Restaurant or the Parkside Diner where she enjoyed socializing with the staff every week. Sharon was an avid reader, never seen without a book. She also enjoyed spending time with best friends Bob and Kathy Landon, Larry and Barb Robinson, and Carolyn and Jerry Killigrew, getting together as often as possible. Sharon was loved by many and with her kind heart she made friends everywhere she went. The family thanks everyone for their support during this short illness. Due to her love of children throughout her lifetime, should you wish to honor her memory please consider making a donation in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.