Honor Mission
Henry "Hank" Landau
US Navy - WWII Veteran
Albany, NY - 01/06/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of Henry "Hank" Landau has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Hank. 91, passed on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

Born in Albany, NY, Hank was very proud to have been a Philip Schuyler High School graduate. He served in the US Navy 1945-46 aboard the USS Sylvania (AKA-44), an Artemis-class attack cargo ship, and participated in two nuclear weapons tests called “Operation Crossroads” at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Theater.

He was most proud to have been a member of the Sheet Metal Worker’s Local Union #83 since 1948. Hank served on the Executive Board and the Negotiating Committee prior to becoming a Business Representative in 1960. In 1967 he became President Business Manager of Local #83 until 1984 at which time he was selected to the CEO post of Secretary-Treasurer of the NY State Building and Construction Trades Council consisting of 15 different trades and 210,000 union hard hats. In 1991 he retired.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Hank's obituary, available for viewing online on the New Comer Cremations & Funerals website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 01/06/2021
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205

Click here for cemetery map to graveside
Lead Ride Captain: Paul Orzolek
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: This mission is for graveside services only. Staging at the cemetery with a flag line for military honors services at 11:00 am.

For those wishing to attend on their own, calling hours are being held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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