Joel F. Landis

Joel F. Landis 82, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home after a three year battle with cancer. The oldest of five children, Joe was born on November 16, 1938 to Joseph and Elmira Landis.

After serving in the US Air Force for 4 years, he went to work for General Electric for 12 years. Joe then decided to return to college and earned a Master’s Degree. He became a licensed Certified Public Accountant and ran his own business in the Burnt Hills and Charlton area until his retirement in 2018.

Joe bought and rebuilt an abandoned dairy farm in Charlton making a beautiful home for his family. He made it a working farm, producing hay in the fields. He loved his farm and being able to raise his sons there gave him great joy. He was an avid runner and member of Saratoga Striders for several years.

Joe is survived by his wife of 60 years Elaine; sons Robert Landis (Michele), Joseph Landis (Jamye) and James Landis (Colleen); siblings Carl Landis (Sylvia), James Landis, Lorraine Tomlinson (Joseph) and Ruth Koren (Ken); 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 4 from 5pm to 7pm at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street Ballston Spa. A funeral service with military honors will be held 11:30am Friday, March 5 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Bob Neal

To the Landis family: we are so very sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. You are in our prayers and thoughts. The Bob Neal Family

Linda, Bill, Laura, Mike and Sam Young

We love you and Uncle Joel dearly. We are holding you close in our hearts in prayer for God’s great Peace and Comfort to wrap around you and your family as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband. He was an incredible man, father, grandfather, brother, servant of God... and to us a much loved uncle and mentor to our children.

Dick & Patty Vipperman


Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. As we think back to those years at GE, we have so many memories of time spent with you and Joe. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Eugene and Charlene Breitenstein

Elaine and family,

We are saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing you both at “Tax Time.”
He was always willing to say “Hello” regardless of how busy he was.

Joe is at Peace and Love is sent to you and your family.
Gene and Charlene

Mary E Frewin (Weaver)

Mrs Landis

So very sorry to hear of this, I always appreciated the wonderful job he did with my mom's taxes, even finding mistakes in past ones. He was a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peter and Andrea Gerardi

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Elaine and her family.
Peter and I have great memories of running with Joel. He was a warm caring person.
And a fierce competitor.

Sylvia and Carl Landis

"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life.
You don't have to live forever; you just have to live."

Joe lived life to the fullest. He found joy in challenging
himself to be the best person he could be. Whether it
was in pole vaulting, running, or working the farm, he
pushed himself to the limit. He has run the good race,
has tested himself, and tried his best. Rest in Peace, Joe.

Dan & Pat Livingston

Elaine, So sorry to hear of Joe's passing, we have thought of you folks over the years. Sorry we never got together on our visits to Pat's folks in Rotterdam.

God bless,
Pat and Dan