Longtime Irvington resident Hugh T. Landy passed away on Friday, July 2, at age 88.
Hugh was born in the Bronx to Richard and Mary Landy on Oct. 30, 1932. He attended St. Raymond’s grammar school in the Bronx, De La Salle Institute in Manhattan, and earned a degree in finance from Iona College.
Hugh proudly served in the U.S. Air Force (National Security Division) during the Korean War. He began his career at Columbia Records/CBS in their management training program and left CBS as director. Hugh’s dedication to the recording industry led to positions as vice president of sales for Electro Sound, president of PRC, and vice president of sales for Cinram.
Hugh served as president of the Tarrytown Marina and vice president of the Downingwood condominium board. He was a man’s man who enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, boating, and sharing a few drinks with the guys. He will be remembered for his nicknames — “Captain,” “Chief,” “Hughie,” “Pres,” and “Bro” — and as a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a friend who went out of his way to help others. Also, for his passion for life and can-do attitude.
Hugh is survived by his loving wife Lorraine (Caione) Landy; his three children from a previous marriage, Tom, MaryBeth, and Chris; and his grandson Max and granddaughters Samantha, Kendra, and Anna. He also leaves behind his brother, Joe, and sister-in-law, Kitt, and nieces Graceanne and Kerrianne. He was predeceased by a sister, Frances.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or the Wounded Warriors Project.