Gary Landsberg

Profile Updated: November 17, 2022
Gary Landsberg
Residing In: Portland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Judy Caine
Occupation: RETIRED Investigator (civil litigation) 2015
Children: Briana - 1983 (27), B.S. Psych, S.O.U 2008,
Nicole - 1985 (25), B.S. Geography, U of O, 2008
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Been in Portland since 1973, Spent 1st 10 year as professional musician (blues drummer/bass player), Been with firm 28 years, Investigator, civil litigation, products Liab Def, aviation and automotive etc. Still a musicin but only for our own enjoyment now, major soccer fan, younger daughter good serious player, Dad coach/manager

RETIRED 2015. Still take the occasional PI gig, to keep my hands in. Play music, also for fun now, watch a lot of soccer, travel, keep the house standing, do the Grampa thing (loads of fun). My Mom is also now up here so that’s sort of an avocation too. Generally, all is well

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double lunch periods, concerts, demonstrations on the quad during the salad days of the late 60's and early 70's, etc, etc (not to mention our very own "riot")

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Congrats on your retirement. Sounds like you had a nice career

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Posted on: Nov 17, 2022 at 5:16 PM

Hi Y'all, With all the reunion activity going on recently, I thought I'd post an update for myself. Good to hear so many are planning to make the reunion, Thx again to Rita for all your efforts in that regard. At the moment I am planning to make it but it is quite a ways off yet so, we'll hope for the best.

I don't really remember when I posted something last in the way of an update so excuse me if I repeat or backtrack a little: As I likely mentioned, I retired in 2015 from the firm I had been with for 35 years or so, then I did some freelance or PI work for the next few years until the day I hit 65. I shut everything down, claimed my Social security and got in the hot tub, been there since. Judy, my wife of 43 years now, has also been retired since 2008, after 25 years at the Red Cross as an RN in the blood banking side of things. Our two daughters are both married, living and working here in Portland. They both seem to have good careers going, one is essentially a cartographer, actually a GIS Specialist, for a Hydraulic engineering firm and the other is and Exec Asst in the health care business They both married two guys who were best friends and grew up in eastern Oregon, Briana (older) met her husband at Nicole's (younger) wedding when both were brides maid and best man and thus walked the aisle together. Three years later they walked their own aisle together. We now have three grandkids, Nicole has Felix, 6, and Zoe, 1.5 and Briana has Lily, 2.2.
Now the story gets a little more dramatic. When Lily was 15 months, roughly a year ago, her new day care provider noticed she wasn't walking and would get upset when trying. She also started to loose motor skills on her left side. After a regular "well" Dr's appt, she was referred to a neurologist who noted same and scheduled an MRI. That was a Friday, she declined noticeably over the weekend and luckily that same Neurologist and told them to bring her in right away for the MRI To make a long story short, they found a large brain tumor and diagnosed her with a rare and extremely aggressive brain cancer. A week later she underwent an 18 hour brain surgery, which was very successful, followed by 6 month of aggressive chemo therapy and then 3 months or radiation. Her odds were very bad and they really didn't expect the chemo or the radiation to be effective but, MIRACOUSLY, after her 3rd round of chemo the tumor was COMPLETELY GONE (they actually removed 95% of the tumor with the surgery but the last 5% was the most difficult and threatening) The entire team of Dr's were amazed, there are so few case of this type of cancer, Lily will literally be in the textbooks going forward. Needless to say, it has been a very scary and stressful year but Briana and Kelley (husband) have been amazing and Lily has come through like a champ. She is now thriving and growing and acting like any 2 year old. She's still not quite walking but she will be soon. So, now things are getting back to normal and all is generally well. She'll be monitored for the next several years but everything looks good so far. Our other two grandkids are also doing great, Felix just started K school and Zoe is in pre school daycare.
Otherwise, Judy and I are just doing house projects, traveling, lounging or loafing around here. I still play music with our "band", "The Swing'n Johnsons" which occasionally includes Dan Chisler on sax and rarely Greg Roberts on guitar. I am still very close with Dr. Bill Stiles, Greg R., Stu Flint and, even Mike Straw, who is out in eastern Oregon. I'm still a big soccer fan (World Cup starts in a couple days) and watch a lot of matches or football games. Have to get in the hot tub and hammock almost every day. WE recently took a cruise down the Mississippi River on a very cool, big, stern wheeler (see photo) with Bill Stiles and his wife Cathy. A great trip, from Memphis to New Orleans, We actually ran into Corrie Morales in New Orleans for a brief visit. I think that should do it for now Hope to see you all at the reunion

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Hey Phil. Congrats on your retirement. Hope you’re planning to make the reunion

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Hi TomiJean, Been seeing a lot of emails on here lately, I guess due to the upcoming reunion. I am hoping to attend, hope to see you there. Hope all is well with you and yours. We are good up here in the great northwest. Went on a Mississippi River trip, on a big stern wheeler, with Bill and Cathy Stiles last Spring. Great trip !!! Greg is about 3-4 hours north of us. We all retired now. Take care. Gary L

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Anybody know were Mike Fricke is these days ?

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Graduation day, June 2008, in Ashland, OR
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We built our log house in Portland in 1984
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Judy, in front of the Paris Opera house in 2005