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William B. Landgraf
NEWPORT - William Brandeau Landgraf,

99, of Newport RI, died peacefully on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Dublin, Ohio.
Mr. Landgraf was born in East Providence, RI on September 6, 1911. He was the son of Gustav and Sylvia Landgraf.
Mr. Landgrafs wife, Lilla (Peg) and oldest son William H. both predeceased him.
He is survived by sons John B. Landgraf of Ridgewood, NJ, Douglas M. Landgraf of Powell, Ohio and Karl D. Landgraf of Newport, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Landgraf was a 1934 graduate of RISD where he subsequently taught mechanical drawing in the evenings and began his career with General Electric Co. as a design and development engineer. He left Rhode Island to join the US Navy during WWII, serving in Washington DC with the Industry Cooperation unit screening businesses seeking US Navy contracts.
After the war, Mr. Landgraf returned to GE, relocating and raising his family in Cleveland, Ohio. He coached his boys in both Little League baseball and YMCA swimming. After 42 years of service Bill retired, moving with Peg to Rhode Island, where they lived in Newport becoming avid sailors of Narragansett Bay. Bill and Peg continued sailing until his 80th year. Additionally he was an avid woodworker and landscape painter. He remained in Newport until January of this year.
Funeral services will be private.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the Seamens Church Institute in Newport.

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