Philip Barry Landes, 75, of Bechtelsville, formerly of Sellersville, Hilltown Township, husband of Frances Anne (McKinstry) Landes, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at Sanatoga Rehab Center.
Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Christian T. Landes and Mabel (Hertzler) Landes.
Phil throughout his life played tennis, soccer, softball and bowling on different leagues, as well as enjoying watching sports. He also enjoyed farming, hunting, and photography. He graduated from Moravian College with a Comprehensive Science Degree and went on to West Chester College and received his Masters. Phil began his 40 year teaching career at West Chester High School for the first 5 years where he not only taught science but was one of their high school baseball coaches. He then began teaching at the Souderton School District where he taught several of the sciences as well as teaching photography. He started in their middle school and then moved to the high school. After 35 years there he retired. He attended and was a member of Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville.
Surviving along with his wife are his children Sonja Otto wife of the late Bill, Heidi Cox wife of Jason, Bambi Martindell wife of Peter, Isaac Landes, and Philip “PJ” Landes; grandchildren Amber, Christian, and Hannah Otto, Caleb, Elias, and Levi Cox, Julia, Annabelle, Vanessa, Gabriel, Priscilla, Vivian, Abraham, and Sylvia Martindell; brother John Landes husband of Anne; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his parents, Phil was predeceased by his son Joseph (Joey) Landes and his sister Christine Gamble.
Funeral services will be held Saturday October 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Morning Star Fellowship,100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-10:45 AM at the church. Burial will be held Monday October 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Philip’s memory to Morning Star Fellowship, 100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505.