Stuart Omer Landry Jr.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Mar 2015 (aged 90)
Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 149803674 View Source

Stuart O. Landry, Jr., Ph.D., of Endwell, born September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, LA, died March 17, 2015 in Needham, MA.

He grew up in New Orleans, the son of advertising executive, author, and publisher Stuart O. Landry and his wife, the former Laura Saunders.
He graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School in the class of 1942, and enrolled at Harvard College (Cambridge, MA) with the class of 1946, but was drafted into the Army of the United States at the end of his freshman year.
He served in the 94th Infantry Division and took part in the closing phase of the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Germany, finishing the war near Strakonice in western Czechoslovakia. He remained with the Army on occupation duty before returning to Harvard to graduate in 1949, after which he pursued graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his doctorate.
Dr. Landry taught biology at the University of Missouri, the Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and, from 1963, as professor of biology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he spent more than three decades.
His particular field of interest was the study of hystricomorph rodents, but his interests were myriad, numbering among them the music of Bach, the works of Shakespeare, the mating habits of dinosaurs, and the history of his native New Orleans. He was a lifetime devotee of science and a long time supporter of the environment, progressive politics, and skeptical inquiry.

Professor Landry was married for 57 years to the late Helen Heafield Bacon of Wellesley, MA, and
is survived by two sons, Robert and John;
a grandson, Eric; and
a sister, Anne.

Calling hours will be held Friday, April 17, from 2-5 PM at the Landry home, 3610 Pheasant Lane in Endwell.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 258 Concord Street, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, P.O. Box 703, Amherst, NY 14226-0703.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Mar. 29, 2015

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