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.