Seth Robert Landis, 20, of Somerset was received by His Lord and Savior into his eternal home on May 18, 2017. He was born into his temporary home on September 9, 1996. He is preceded in death by his great grandmother Dorothy Landis, grandmother Martha Landis, and cousin, Trevor Osselburn. He is survived by his loving mother and father, Tracy Jo Tirko and Robert Ferman Landis, and the love of his life his girlfriend, Shelby Dean of New Castle, PA. He is also survived by his grandparents LaMarsha & Joseph Tirko and Donald Landis and his great grandfather, Ferman Landis.

Also survived by his Aunt Rachelle & Kurt Friedt and son, Sage Ireland Friedt; Uncle Joe & Beth Tirko and daughter Chelsy Osselburn & fiancé, Zach Damico; Aunt Mary & Steven Ingram; Mary’s son- Jerod Knisely and Jerod’s daughter Madison Knisely; Uncle Paul & Susan Landis and daughter Amanda Landis; Aunt Dawn Knisely and sons, Ryker & Kyler Knisely; Uncle Jason & Cara Landis and daughter Kayla Landis. He is also survived by other numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins. Seth was an only child, but he had many adopted parents, grandparents, nieces, and so many adopted “brothers and sisters” to mention all of these names would fill an entire page.
He was a member of the Somerset Church of Nazarene. Seth was a 2015 graduate of Somerset Area High School. Throughout his life, Seth was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. He received the American FFA Degree and was the 2015 Outstanding Somerset County 4-H Member along with numerous other awards and scholarships. Seth served on the 4-H County Council from 2013 to 2015. One of Seth’s greatest accomplishments during his outstanding 4-H and FFA career was exhibiting the Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer at the 2014 Somerset County Fair. Seth was currently attending The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Agriculture Extension & Education where he was preparing for his junior year.
Seth Landis left behind an amazing legacy and touched hundreds of lives during his time here with us all. His contagious smile and joyful laugh could turn the worst day into the best day for everyone he met. He changed the lives of many for the better and will always be remembered for his helping hand to everyone who needed it.
There will not be a public viewing. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life in Seth’s memory and honor at the Hayloft on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. It will begin at 1:00 PM with a brief service at 2:00PM. Following the service, there will be a time for fellowship, sharing stories and reflecting on a life that touched so many. There is no set time for the celebration ending so please feel free to stop in throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Please wear your jeans, boots, and cowboy hats in Seth’s memory for his celebration of life. The Hayloft is located at 887 West Mud Pike in Rockwood, PA 15557. Contributions may be made to: Seth Landis Memorial Trust Fund – c/o Somerset Trust Company – 151 W Main St. Somerset, PA 15501.

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7 Responses to LANDIS

  1. Yvonne Nibert says:

    My sincere sympathy and heart felt grief for the loss of your “Golden Boy.” All my love to you, Tracy and Rob and the extended family and friends. God has His special plan that we don’t understand…but Seth is in His Kingdom and in His presence now, that is comforting to know…..My God help you in the days to come….
    Yvonne Nibert

  2. Joanne Jones says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Seth Landis. I am so very sorry for your loss but please find comfort that he is safely with our Lord. Shelby, you know I love you and am here for you.
    Joanne Jones (Gran…Shelby’s grandmother)

  3. Julie Zanoni says:

    My Deepest sympathy to you both, Tracy and Rob. I can not begin to imagine what you both going through right now, but you have a huge circle of Family and Friends that are here for you. May God wrap his arms around you all and hold you tight to help you through this time of deepest sorrows.

  4. Cheryl Vought says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. When you lose someone very precious, no one else can really know all that you feel. You will always have the great memories of Seth in your heart. Cheryl

  5. Steph Takitch says:

    I had just met Seth this Spring semester at Penn State, we had organic chem together and we both struggled, although I did not know him well at times he and Shelby would sit with us “Dairy Barn Kids” on the third floor of ASI. He cracked jokes and made you smile, I regret not saying goodbye to him during our O Chem final; he truly did touch many peoples’ and left everyone of them with a smile. My deepest sympathies to your family.

  6. Eileen Singel says:

    I remember Seth from Friedens Elementary School. He was a polite, quite boy who loved his guitar. He also loved animals and when I told him our cat had just passed away, he offered that his cat had just had kittens. My daughter and I just went to “look” at the kittens and fell in love with the all black one. Kirby came home with us a few weeks later. I am so sorry to hear about Seth’s passing. We know not the reasons why, but hope in time your memories will give you comfort. Prayers to your family in peace and love. Eileen Singel, former paraprofessional at Friedens Elementary

  7. Tracy Gibson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God, family, and friends will get you through this and they are here for you to embrace. Take comfort in knowing that Seth is with God and you will be together again one day and that you raised an outstanding young man who loved, and was loved by many! God Bless You!!

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