April 21, 2023


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the death of Phyllis Landau, a lifelong resident of Kingston until she was convinced by her children to reside closer to them by relocating to Teaneck many years ago. Born on June 7, 1937 in Hazleton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Smulyan Moskowitz and was a graduate of Hazleton High School and Mt. Sinai Nursing School. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Landau.

Phyllis was a dedicated volunteer, serving in a variety of leadership roles for Temple Israel, Sisterhood, Jewish Federation and many other organizations. She loved the game of bridge and achieved the level of Life Master. Another passion was reading - she always had at least one book in progress and often times multiples at once! She enjoyed all the old movies on the Turner Classic Movie channel. She was able to fulfill her final wishes of visiting Israel one more time with her children last November and celebrating Passover with the family earlier this month.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Jodi Ryan, her husband, John, Montvale, New Jersey, and their children, Jennifer and Matthew; son, Dr. Jeffrey Landau, his wife, Robin, West Hartford, Connecticut, and their children, Arielle and Dylan; daughter, Audrey Flynn, her husband, Stephen, Allendale, New Jersey, and their children, Harrison, Arden and Olivia; son, Kevin Landau, his wife, Wendy, New York City, and their children, Chloe and Hudson; sister Miriam Weidenfeld, sister-in-law Sally Zinman, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., April 24, 2023 Monday at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating. Interment will be in Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville. Local Shiva will be observed immediately following internment at Bank + Vine restaurant in Wilkes-Barre. Additional shivas will be held during the week in NJ, NY and CT.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel Wilkes-Barre, Agudas Israel Hazelton or a charity of your choice.


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