Robert “Bob” Landry, 75, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023 at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia in the presence of his wife and family.
Born June 15, 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts, he is survived and cherished by his beloved wife, Dorothy “Dot” Landry; sons David and Steven Landry; daughters Christine Aguayo and Amy Burns; ten grandchildren Madison, Lucas, Nicolas, Isabella, Savannah, Charlotte, Carson, Dominic, Felicity and Joseph; sons-in-law Luis Aguayo and Jake Burns and daughters-in-law Melissa Landry and Jenny Landry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Landry, and his mother, Claire Landry. He was one of seven children.
Bob and Dot were married for 53 years. They enjoyed attending concerts and events together in the Washington, D.C. area and often visited Hawaii, their favorite vacation spot. They loved to cheer on their children and grandchildren during their musical, sporting, and Scouting events.
Bob attended Norwich University on an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned to the U.S. Army in 1969. He served in the military for 22 years, including overseas tours in Germany, South Korea, and in Saudi Arabia supporting Operation Desert Shield. One of his proudest accomplishments was supporting planning for Grenada Operation Urgent Fury. Upon retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel, he had a long career in IT contracting, leading network and satellite engineering efforts for the U.S. Army and other government agencies.
Bob was an active volunteer for the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA), leading their award judging of the Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair for many years.
He will be remembered as a kind and generous person, devout in his faith and dedicated to his family, friends, and country.
The visitation for Bob will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Sterling at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Army Historical Foundation at https://armyhistory.org/donate.