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James Edwin "Jim" "Harp" Landis, 61, of Carlisle, devoted father, son and brother, died suddenly on Monday, March 22, 2010 at his home. He was born on Saturday, July 31, 1948, in Carlisle, a son of Martha "Marty" (Murphy) Landis of Carlisle and the late Millard W. "Bill" Landis.

Jim was a 1966 graduate of Carlisle High School, where he was on the varsity wrestling team. He graduated from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado and received his Bachelors degree in Political Science from American University in Washington D.C. Jim served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He retired from the former Sprint Telephone Co., Carlisle after more than 25 years of service, where he was an installation and repair technician. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed cycling, hiking, traveling and spending time on the beach and in the mountains. He was a caring philanthropist, who gave his time helping others in the community, and dedicated his life to the politics of justice and equality. He was a faithful volunteer with the Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. organization. He was a member of Old Towne Run Mountain Lodge, Harrisburg Cycling Club and was a member of the Order of Arrow with the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his loving mother, Jim is survived by his daughter, Malieka Te' Landis of Reno, NV, a brother, Millard W. "Bill" (and his wife, Ginny) Landis of Pittsburgh, his nephews, Joshua Quaye William Landis and Christopher Quaye William (and his wife, Jennifer Gawlik) Landis, his aunts and uncles; Dick and Lois Landis and Tom and Donna Landis all of Carlisle and numerous cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Ann Flynn officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., 50 W. Penn St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Sincere sympathy to Jim's family. I remember Jim as an excellent co-worker, never afraid to get dirty, and always willing to jump in and help. He will be missed.

Tim Wicker
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Jim, I am glad you worked with my sister, Shelley Miller at the old phone company, I will treasure our times together. God called you home...Welcome

mmm
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 I was blessed with a special memory of Jim. Last fall, at my house, we cooked hot dogs over an open fire. Jim was really into it and ate three of them claiming they were better than the Hamiltons. I think that experience reminded him of his youth. I will miss Jim. He always me made laugh. May he rest in peace.

Ellen Hoon
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To Jim's family. Sorry to receive the news of Jim's death, may he rest in piece, and my sympathy to the family. It was a pleasure to work with Jim at the Telco.

Paul Graham
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To the Landis Family:

 I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. Jim was a kind and gracious man; his generosity of spirit will be missed. I consider it a supreme pleasure to have known him.

Vicki Porto

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 No one can express the feeling of loss of someone so close to us, Malika.  We can only trust that someone else who has lost can imagine the strength it takes.  You will survive, and keep him alive in your memory.

 Jeremy M.

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Although I did not know Jim very well. I still remember coming up with Chris to visit his grandparents and meeting Jim. We went for a early fall hike together and it didn't take too long to realize how down-to-earth and cool he was. The world needs more people like Jim.  God bless the Landis family. Our prayers are with you.

Joshua and Jennifer Duncan

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I remember Jim quite well from my days in Carlisle.  He was always a bright spot in my life whenever he was around. Although I haven't seen him for several years, I will miss hoping to see him when I visit Carlisle.

Amy Dietrich (formerly Jeffries)

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 Jim and I dated years ago, and although we didn't continue our romantic relationship, we continued to be very good friends over the years.  Jim and I had many laughs together; he kept me in check. I'm so glad I was able to see him last summer when I visited PA. I will miss seeing him on future visits.  My heart goes out to his family.

Deb Behm

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My family and I never had the pleasure of meeting Jim, but his daughter, Malieka, is a very dear friend of ours. She always speaks with such love and joy about her Daddy, I feel like we did know him. He must have been a truly wonderful man to have raised such an amazing daughter. I know the world has lost someone remarkable with his passing. Love and Prayers to Jim's family and friends.

The McGuire Family

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Sorry to see you go. RIP

Ken Kreiger
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Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember Jim as a good teammate from CHS wrestling '64. God bless him and family.

Paul Stull
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Sympathy to all the relatives and friends of Jim.  Unfortunately, I've been out of touch for a long time, but still have fond memories of all the Landis family, in Carlisle, and at Laurel Lake. My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time which came too soon.

Tish (Dubbs) Lobb
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I will always remember Jim as being a sweet and kind person. My condolences to his family.

Joanie (Oakes) Nichols
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Sincerest sympathy to Jim's mother, Malieka, Bill and all of Jim's extended family. He had a good soul and a ready smile. Conversations with Harp were always lively because he was so spirited. May countless fond memories of him comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Kathy Kitner Liebrum
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I remember the Landis family when I was growing up on Penn Street.  On behalf of my sisters, Jan and Pat, we have the Landis family in our prayers for your loss of Jim.

Denny Beecher
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Jim will be missed. When someone volunteers
it tells you something about the heart they possess!
  Thank you for sharing him.
He will be in are hearts and minds always !

Dave Greenawalt
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When my brother passed away recently, I received a sympathy card from Jim saying "when I hear the phrase "good guy" I always think of your brother"
I would say he was the best judge of that characteristic because he was a good guy of the
purest and most genuine intent.
He will be missed and remembered
as the good guy.

Joby Ruth
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Marty, Malieka & Family
Please except my deepest sympathies for your loss.  He was a very caring son, concerned for his mothers welfare.  He will be missed dearly.  Please know he is now in God's loving hands along with his dad.

Connie Sheriff
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Dear Marty and family,

I only found out about Jim this morning from my son, Josh, who catered from L and D Catering.  I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could have been with you on Saturday, but I didn't know and I was ill.  My son, Josh, also sends his sincere condolence as he said you all were such a very nice family.

Sandra Hutton, aka, the seamstress
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Malieka
So sorry for your loss.  May your memories keep you strong. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa (Goodhart) Geiler
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 Our deepest comdolences at the passing of Jim.  He was excellent in many ways.

Randolph Hays & family

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 Please let me know if the mentioned deceased is the chap I new at Rhein Main Air Force base in Germany around 1968. Thank you in advance

Christopher Chinque

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