Robert D. W. Landon, II of Naples, Florida, died February 14, 2021. To the end, he enjoyed an active trusts and estates law practice, time with his family, and cruising the waters of Southwest Florida and Downeast Maine with Margaret (“Peggy”), his beloved wife of 55 years, aboard Swell Rider.
Mr. Landon was born June 17, 1940, in Binghamton, New York, to Robert and Eve Landon. He was class salutatorian at Vestal Central H.S. He graduated Amherst College with honors in 1962. He graduated Harvard Law School in 1965, and married Peggy soon after. As a young lawyer, he practiced at Hancock Ryan Shove & Hust in Syracuse, New York, and later at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Manhattan.
In 1973, he brought his family to Miami, Florida, where he was a partner in the law firms of Smathers & Thompson and Mershon Sawyer Johnston Dunwody & Cole.
In 1995, he joined other lawyers specializing in trusts and estates law to form the law firm of Dunwody White & Landon, with offices in Coral Gables, Naples, and Palm Beach. At the same time, he and Peggy moved their primary residence to Naples, where they made dear friends and valuable contributions to the community. Mr. Landon was active for many years with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the Foundation Committee of the NCH Healthcare System, and the Harvard Club of Naples. He was a member of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife Peggy; son, Robert D. W. Landon, III (Kristin Keith) of Miami; daughter, Anne L. Dannacher (Gregor) of Manhattan; and grandchildren, Kirby L. Johnson (Paul), Claire H. Landon, Charles L. Dannacher, and Caroline A. Dannacher.
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