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Obituary - Benjamin Z. Landset

Benjamin Z. Landset

Date of Passing: January 12th, 2021

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Benjamin Z. "Ben" Landset, 79, of Lee Center, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Lutheran Care in Clinton.

He was born April 16, 1941, in New York City, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Zier Landset. He was a graduate of UFA and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and his Master's degree from Syracuse University. In 1977, in Utica, he married Nancy Harrington.

For 32 years, Mr. Landset was a Social Studies teacher at Rome Free Academy, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Temple Beth El, Utica, NYSUT, American Federation of Teachers and the Rome Teachers Association, where he served as head of the grievance committee.

Ben enjoyed photography, especially photographing trains, planes and ships and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy; his brother, Ellis Landset of Highland Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 15 at 1:30 pm at Evergreen Cemetery, Turin Road, Lee Center with Cantor Kalman Socolof officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Lutheran Care Community, for all their wonderful care and compassion shown to Benjamin.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington Street, Rome, NY 13440

Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


I am so sorry to hear of "BZ's" passing. He was always so supportive and caring of our family, after Irwin's accident and through the years. May his memory be for a blessing. What a fine man he was.
Marilyn and Irwin Rosen

My sincerest condolences to Nancy and the rest of Ben's family. Ben was a colleague and friend of mine at RFA. We also worked many years together for the Rome Teachers Association. Ben was a strong union man and a fine social studies teacher. I am a better person for having known him. I hope that he and his good friend Bud Renzi are looking down on us from heaven and smiling. I also pass along the condolences of my wife Chris.
Bob Corredine

I fondly remember Mr Landset as my history teacher at RFA . He is the only history teacher I remember from those years there graduating in 1970.
He was a very kind and caring teacher and I wish I could have had the chance to tell him that. I am saddened to know he has passed on to a greater place and wish to extend my condolences to his wife and family.
Susan Hoskins (Sutter)