Obituary: Gregory Landerkin
September 24, 1950 ~ January 4, 2014
Gregory Landerkin, of South Lake Tahoe, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the age of 63. He was born to the late Helen and James Landerkin in San Mateo on September 24, 1950 as the second of four sons. Greg was raised in Redwood City, Calif. and attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School and Sequoia Union High School. After graduating, Greg bravely served his country with the 1st Cavalry Div. U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Decorated for his service in Vietnam, Greg was a True American Patriot, and proudly became a Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Moving to Tahoe after an Honorable Discharge, Greg became at home with his place in the mountains. While he worked as a skilled Carpenter for about 30 years, Greg was an avid outdoorsman and full of life. Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Flying, and Windsurfing is just a small list of activities he enjoyed. Not only confined to Tahoe, Greg often hiked everywhere in the Sierras; including three trips up Mt. Whitney and his last “fourteener” trip up Mt. Langley in 2012. He also enjoyed playing guitar and riding his Harley Davidson during the summer months along the mountain roads.
Greg is survived by his two proud children, Aaron Landerkin (Hilary), Kelsi Landerkin (Doug), his granddaughter, Liliana Ballard, and the mother of his children, Debbie Landerkin. Also surviving Greg are his three brothers: Geoffrey Landerkin (Willo), Gary Landerkin (Tara) and Glenn Landerkin (Naomi); stepsiblings: Brian Tripp (Sheri), Kenneth Tripp and Maureen Reynolds (John); stepmother Margaret Landerkin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course on February 8, 2014 from 3-5pm. Everyone that Greg shared his wonderful life with is encouraged to come.