Tom Landon

Tom Landon and Poppy

Tom Landon, Secretary
Hi, my name is Tom Landon.

Sue Landon, my dear wife, was co-founder of ISD Oneonta in 2017 with her sister, Diana Friedell. They had the united support of a core of gifted individuals who contributed to the success of this church and learning center. Sue subsequently withdrew from her leadership role to focus on her health, and transitioned peacefully in November 2020. Starting with the COVID-19 pandemic, my residence has been the official headquarters of ISD Oneonta, used for Sunday services, readings, classes, and workshops. I am chairperson of the Properties Committee, secretary for the Board of Directors, and a sanctioned ISD healer.

I have been active in several non-profit organizations over the years, serving on boards of directors as president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, committee chairs, and trustee. I am retired and keep quite happy and busy with my Certified Therapy Dog, Poppy, visiting six facilities every two weeks in Oneonta and nearby counties. We have been making these visits since May 2018.

My great passion is singing barbershop harmony with the Southern Tier Barbershop Chorus in Binghamton (board treasurer), and more recently also joining the Catskill Choral Society here in Oneonta. Oh, and I also love gardening, kayaking, yoga, Qigong, and calligraphy.


You can visit Tom & Poppy at our next Sunday Service:

To contact Tom, please email him at

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