WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Richard Warren Landon was born on January 17, 1930, in West Orange, N.J, and died on December 22, 2021, in Williamsburg.
Dick graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and briefly attended Oberlin College before joining the Marine Corps and serving in the Korean War. Dick worked in public relations in New York City during the 1960s. In the 1970s, Dick became a real estate broker and acquired Wilton Country Homes, which he ran until his retirement. Since 1980, Dick also wrote humor articles for two different newspapers, The Wilton Bulletin and the Williamsburg James City Daily Press. An avid outdoorsman and photographer, Dick spent nearly every summer of his life in Greensboro, Vt., where he enjoyed fishing and playing tennis. He loved exploring the deserts of the American Southwest or paddling the lakes and rivers of the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont.
Dick is survived by his wife, Carol Vaughan Landon, his four children, and seven grandchildren. His internment and a memorial of his life will be held at Saint Michaels Catholic Church, in Greensboro Bend, Vt., in the summer of 2022. Friends and family are welcome to leave tributes of Dick’s life at Legacy.com.