Thomas James Landa, 66, of River Forest, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 21, 2021. Born on May 9, 1954, he attended St. Eulalia Grammar School, St. Joseph High School and Triton College.

A devoted father, he was actively involved in all of his children’s schools through sports, school board, coaching and everything in between at Ascension School, Trinity High School and St. Ignatius College Prep. He had a fond love for his high school, St. Joe’s, and loved attending any game and connecting with all his alumni friends.

Tom Landa was the husband of Mary Pat (nee Kane); the father of Margaret, Emily and Robert; the brother of Ronald (Barbara), Kenneth (Sharon), Mary Elizabeth (the late John Delaughter), Jeanne (Kenneth) Rossal, and David (Donna) Landa; the uncle, cousin and friend of many; and the son of the late Frederick Charles and Mary Helene (nee Supej) Landa.

A celebration of life will be held at Ascension Church, but due to COVID restrictions, only invited family and friends will gather. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ascension Church and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance ( 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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