David Elmo (yes, his middle name is really Elmo) Landry, 67, of Boothbay Harbor, passed away
October 9, 2019. He was born December 28, 1951, in Lewiston, Maine to Bertrand and Therese
David graduated from Lewiston High School, class of 1969. He went on to become a Sergeant in
the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s degree
If you ask any of David’s friends or family to describe him, they all will say that he was such a
nice guy. Even Martha will begrudgingly agree to that! He was an avid sports enthusiast,
playing basketball, baseball, softball, hockey, and bowling, and following all Boston sports
teams. He ran the family NFL pool and local fantasy football group. He was a passionate coach
and mentor. He deeply believed sports made his students and players better people. He
coached the 1984 Lady Seahawks varsity basketball team to its first state victory with a Gold
Ball win. He coached softball for countless years and good naturedly threatened to, and often
did, spit into the glove of any girl who missed a grounder.
David taught French (Bonjour, Jacques!) at Boothbay Region High School for 18 years, followed
by 20 years working in the school district’s information technology department. He made
innumerable house calls to perform emergency surgery on the home computers of friends and
colleagues. He chaperoned many trips to Quebec and Paris, helping students put their French
speaking skills into practice. He was very proud that he was the only teacher to give his future
sister-in-law and her classmate late detention.
He enjoyed playing darts at Everybody’s, where he ran several leagues. He was a trivia master
and occasionally outscored his wife during their nightly Jeopardy matches.
David is preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law Marilyn. He is survived by his
beloved wife Martha (Dolloff) Landry, his favorite son Gerard Landry and his wife Leslie, of
Portland, Maine, and his favorite daughter Erika Jaye Landry of Philadelphia, PA, his fun and
amusing brothers Ron and Marc, formally of Lewiston, his amazing sisters-in-law Jan Landry and
Ann Dolloff, Ann’s husband Steve Wieland, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 1-5 pm, at Flagship Inn, in the
restaurant formally known as Everybody’s. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Boothbay
Region Booster Club, supporting students athletics, c/o Boothbay Region High School, 236
Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538.
Hall's of Boothbay has care of the arrangements, To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com