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In Memory

Doug Landau - Class of 1966





Douglas A Landau, 67, of Bonita Springs FL, formerly of Paramus NJ passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 8 , 2015.
He attended Ramapo College and NYU.  He was a vice-president of World Relief and during that time worked with Southeast Asian refugees.  He was named a Carnegie Fellow along with other people and organizations working on the resettlement of Southeast Asian refuges after the Vietnam and Cambodian wars.  
At Idaho State University he was awarded a Doctorate of Arts in Political Science.  He worked for for the Bergen County Prosecutor as a criminal investigator and as town administrator for several towns and burroughs in New Jersey.  Mostly he loved teaching.  He taught political science and public administration for many colleges in New Jersey, New York and Florida.   Most recently he taught at International College in Naples FL., where he was assistant Professor of Public Administration.  He also  taught political science at Florida Southwestern State College in Ft Meyers, Fl.
Doug is survived by his brother David W Landau of Paramus as well as several cousins; Donna Hittel of New Milford, NJ: Diane Landau-Flatter of Fish kill, NY ; Dennis Landau of Paterson, NJ; Albert C Harding of Stockholm NJ; James C Harding of Bloomingdale NJ; Tim C Bruinsma of Manhattan Beach CA; Lynn E Kirk of Valencia CA; Dayle A Dodds of Redmond WA, and their families.
He was predeceased by his father, David W Landau in 1963 and his mother Hilda Bruinsma Landau in May of 2015.
A committal of his ashes will be held at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, NJ at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
As an Expression of Sympathy, memorial contributions can be made to Helps Outreach Inc., 2025 J and C Blvd., Naples, FL 34109.  

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10/19/15 09:11 AM #12    

Frank DePauw (1966)

I'll never forget Doug in his Sammy the Spartan costume at all the football games! He was, as they say, a sight to behold! God bless you, Doug,  and have a safe flight with the Angels to your just reward! You will be missed, my friend! Condolences to the family and many friends you aquired through life. Semper Fi !

                                                       Your Classmate,

                                                       Frank DePauw

10/19/15 10:13 AM #13    

Fran Silverman (Petouvis) (1966)

Mr. President!  Even in the early days of our youth at P.H.S., it was well believed that Doug would do great things with his life.  He was smart, possesed leadershio qualities and always had a dry sense of humor.  I am sure  he has already started to organize life in heaven. Rest in peace knowing that you were well respected.

10/19/15 12:36 PM #14    

Lynn Wallisch (1966)

I was sorry to hear this. Doug made some really important contributions to the world through his work in communities, with refugees, teaching and more, and I'm sure he will live on in the hearts of those whose lives he touched. 

10/19/15 08:55 PM #15    

Susan Lloyd (1966)

I am sad apon hearing Doug has passed away. He was an intelligent & happy person. So sorry to his Family & Friends.

10/20/15 04:29 PM #16    

Lauren Sachs (Klein) (1966)

I just read Doug's recent profile entry and realize what an amazing life he lived.  How sad that he has died...much too soon. 

10/20/15 09:52 PM #17    

Gary Buff (1966)

As Doug noted in my yearbook he and I shared a lot at PHS, including student council, soccer, and lots of lunchtimes.  He was a great guy, and talented in so many ways.  I was thinking of him just the other day, and looking forward to catching up with him at our 50th.  What a great loss.

11/06/15 11:25 AM #18    

Adam Vuksanic (1966)

I had known Doug since Spring Valley School and through High School and though we lived in different states we did keep in touch. I liked Doug, we were friends and I know he'll be missed.


11/06/15 05:27 PM #19    

Elizabeth Roderick (Jarok) (1966)

So sorry to hear about Doug.  I had just reconnected with him through this site and now he is gone.  We were classmates since kindergarten and even were in Sunday School together.  Doug was always a leader in school and in his career.  I was looking forward to seeing Doug at the 50th reunion.


11/06/15 06:22 PM #20    

Noreen Dolan (Offerman) (1966)

Doug was our HIgh School President and my friend.  I was looking forward to seeing him at our reunion.  He will sadly missed.  He was a great Spartan.

02/18/16 07:51 AM #21    

Charles Hausler (1966)

I knew Doug from our early days at Spring Valley School. Although we did not keep in touch after High School it was ironic that he contacted me 2 days before passing to ask if I was going to the 50th reunion ! I know that he was allways thinking of old friends and classmates and will be there in spirit. RIP Doug.

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