Herbert C. Landers, 98, of Cambridge Springs passed away at home with his family on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from congestive heart failure. Herb was born in Rockdale Township on July 17, 1923, the son of the late Melvin Landers and Belva Herrick Landers. He attended the Rockdale School and Cambridge Springs High School graduating with the class of 1941. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp and served from 1943 until 1946. On June 21, 1952, he married Glenna Hornaman, and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2000. After 38 years of service, Herb retired in 1987 as lineman for NW Rural Electric Corp. He belonged to American Legion Post 381, Covenant Masonic Lodge 473, and former member of the Cambridge Springs Grange.
He enjoyed many successful seasons hunting with his buddies, Claire Birchard, Roland Wolfe, Art Wolfe and Jim Sherrod, in the big woods. He is leaving behind good friends Larry McDuff and Art Bieganski to carry on the coffee and BS sessions. Herb was a voracious reader consuming western paperbacks, National Geographic magazines, Montana Outdoors, PA State Game News, as well as the daily newspaper.
In addition to his wife, Glenna Landers he was preceded in death by brothers Tim and Bill Landers.
Survivors include son, Dennis C. Landers of Cambridge Springs; daughter, Deborah J. Oldakowski and her husband, Donald of Edinboro; son, Bernard R. Landers and his wife, Anna of Cambridge Springs; granddaughter, Amy Oldakowski Weston and her husband, Jason of Spring Hill, FL; granddaughter, Rebecca Oldakowski Hughes and her husband, John of Girard; grandson, Jeffrey D. Oldakowski of Edinboro; grandson, Nathaniel A. Landers of Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Raechelle N. Landers of Pittsburgh; granddaughter, Rebekah P. Landers of Pittsburgh; and grandson, Ian M. Landers of Pittsburgh; 4 great-grandchildren; Lauren Weston, Evan Weston, Alex (Rebecca) Hughes and Josephine Hughes; niece, Beverly Blythe and her husband, Stuart of Williamsburg, Iowa; and niece, Carol Chornack of Las Vegas, NV.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 6 to 8 pm. A masonic service will be conducted at 7:45 pm. The funeral service will be held there on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10 am. Interment will follow at Brookhauser Cemetery, Saegertown. The use of masks and social distancing is requested by the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Interim Hospice of Northwest PA, 2633 West 8th Street, Erie PA 16505; American Legion Post 381 Cambridge Springs PA; or charity of your choice.