Doris Kasen Landay

Born: April 30, 1937

Died: April 01, 2017

Services: Burial to take place in Pittsburgh early June.


Doris Kasen Landay, age 79, from Lombard, IL (formerly from Munster, IN) passed away on April 1, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Marshall Landay of 56 years and her beloved son Paul. Doris was born on April 30, 1937 in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jacob Kasen and Rachel Sidranski. After immigrating to Chicago with her parents at age 7, she grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, making lifelong best friends with Mickey Goldstein Kaufman and Roz Cohen Walker. Doris graduated from Allderdice High School, received her LPN at University of Pittsburgh, and RN at Saint Joseph’s College. She was a dedicated nurse for over 40 years and for much of that time had her dream job working in Neonatal Intensive Care, most recently at Community Hospital in Munster. Doris was also a dedicated sisterhood volunteer at Temple Beth-El. Since moving to Illinois to be closer to her family, she lived at Sunrise Independent Living, where she made many wonderful friends and continued to enjoy life. She was an amazing mom and grandmother. The biggest legacy that Doris has left with us is her constant smile, giving nature and unwavering resilience. Anyone who has spent time with her always remembers her generosity. Burial to take place in Pittsburgh early June. Doris is survived by her daughter, Carol Landay (Pete) Zich and their children, Lara and Rachel Zich, her son Richard (Rebecca) Landay and their children, Ian and Kyra Landay, her adored pets Snow White & Casey and collection of frogs.

Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to SCAD Research, Inc. at or 10115 E. Bell Rd, Suite 107-127, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.