Edward James Landucci

June 29, 1944 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Edward Landucci Obituary

Edward James Landucci was born on June 29, 1944 at St. Joseph's Hospital in San Francisco.

The son of an Italian immigrant from Torre del Lago Italy, Eto Landucci, and an Italian Irish mother, Dorothy Brady, he grew up in an Italian neighborhood surrounded by his grandparents and several aunts and uncles who had also emigrated to San Francisco.

Edward attended Catholic schools in San Francisco - All Hallows Elementary school and Father Junipero Serra High School.   He continued his Catholic school education at the University of Portland and though he loved Portland and resolved to return,  he finished his college education at San Francisco State University, earning his BS in 1968 and his MS in 1970, playing rugby, managing a campus bar, working as a bouncer in North Beach clubs and frequenting City Lights Bookstore in his spare time.

After graduating Ed and a friend decided to seek their fortune in Alaska, where they hoped to buy some land and build  a  house.  They stopped in Bandon for a beer at the Pastime Tavern in Old Town and met realtor Dan Thomas who sold them 5 acres on Stewart Road (for only $3,000).  Alaska would have to wait.

While building a house on his new property Ed met his future wife, Christine Conner, who had moved to Coos County for her first teaching job at Englewood School in Coos Bay.  Together they toiled away on their hand built  home and in true '70s "back to the land" style, planted a garden and tried their hand at raising chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats and pigs.  They also started raising a family and 3 children later Ed realized that he needed a career more lucrative than teaching speech and English part time at SWOCC and being the co-proprietor of an antique store.

Ed began his 35+ year career in real estate in 1985 as the owner of Oregon Properties Realty.  Although he retired from maintaining an office in 2012, he kept his license current and took continuing education classes so he could help his family and friends with real estate issues.

He remained active in the community, serving as a member and past chairman of the Bandon Planning Commission and member and past President of Bandon Rotary International, and board member of Grow Together, a educational student gardening non-profit.

A life long philatilist (stamp collector) and coin collector,  Ed and his son Eto have been  co-owners of an Ebay stamp and military memorabilia  store for over 15 years.  An avid reader, Ed was known for his wide-ranging knowledge of history and obscure interesting facts.  He was a great story-teller and conversationalist and in later years could be seen talking, walking, and gesturing  all around Bandon  with his buddy Pete.  An excellent cook and host, Ed will be remembered and sorely missed by friends and family for wonderful meals and good times around the table.

He died on July 26 at Bay Area Hospital of pancreatic cancer only 10 days after being diagnosed. He went peacefully in his sleep, cared for compassionately by the staff on the third floor.

Survived by his wife - Christine "Crystal" Landucci; 3 children - Eto Landucci, Anne Landucci Trombley, Francesca Landucci; 2 grandchildren - Simone Trombley and Isla Trombley; a sister - Susan DePaula; two nephews - Ryan DePaula and Zachary DePaula and 1 great nephew - Theodore Eto DePaula.

At Ed's request there will be a small family gathering in the fall to roast and toast him. Any bequests in his honor can be sent to the Bandon Rotary Scholarship fund.

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