Richard Michael Land, 73, of Asheville, N.C., died Thursday, August 8, 2013.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he spent most of his life in Buffalo, NY. He was son of the late Myron and Esther Belle Siegel Land. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Henry Land.
He and his wife, Ruth Rosenthal Land, had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Michael Land and his wife, Kelly; daughter, Susanne Land Depka and her husband, Gerald; four grandchildren, Alex, Ben, Madelyn and Jack Land; and a sister, Nancy Land Biernbaum.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday, August 11, 2013, in the chapel of Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue, with Rabbi Shaya Susskind.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Chabad House, 660 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804; or Jewish Community Center of Asheville, 236 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com.