Wendy Rosen Landes

Wendy Rosen Landes passed away on March 14, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, Wendy was a Family Law Attorney based in Santa Monica, California. She met her husband Robert Landes in New York City and moved to Los Angeles with their three children Ali, Matt and Jackie in 1993. Since 1993, Wendy, a former family-law litigator, admitted to practice law both in New York and California, devoted her practice to resolving family-law cases out of court. Wendy dedicated a large portion of her career to educating the public on alternative divorce options. Wendy chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution (now known as Consensual Dispute Resolution) Standing Committee, South, of the State Bar of California Family Law Section and inaugurated the programs on ADR topics at Pepperdine University. She also improved the ADR community's connection with the Superior Court Family Law Judges and introduced them to Collaborative Divorce during her tenure. She worked tirelessly achieving the aims of this committee. Wendy was an avid tennis player, and an incredible wife and mother to her three children. Wendy was diagnosed with De-differentiated Liposarcoma in 2008. The journey was extremely difficult for Wendy, but she was uplifted by the incredible efforts of her three children in initiating "The Wendy Walk" in conjunction with the Liddy Shriver Foundation. Wendy's children founded the Wendy Walk to fund international collaborative research on Liposarcoma. Since 2010 the walks in NYC, LA and Miami have raised in excess of $1.3 million. Wendy's incredible faith, positive energy and determination made her an example not only to all of those fighting cancer, but to us all. Wendy was not defined by her cancer. Her courage, determination and will to live gave hope to those touched by orphan diseases. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying her family and friends even in the hardest of times. Wendy fit in biking, hiking, skiing, spinning and traveling during her treatments.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, her children Ali, Matt & Jackie, her parents, Rita & Philip Rosen, her sister, Phyllis, her brother Michael, and their families.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 20, at Temple Israel, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd, New Rochelle, New York, at 12 PM. Donations in her memory should be made to the Wendy Walk (


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March 28, 2013

Matt and Family - I just heard about the loss of your Mom. She showed great courage and will. I am so sorry. I have been thinking of you all often and watching the reports of the wonderful work you are all doing in her honor. Know that we are all thinking of you.
Tory Belsky Denver, CO

Suzi Barst

March 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about Wendy. Sympathies for her family and memories of her as a kind, happy teenager.

March 26, 2013

Heartfelt condolences from another former New Rochelle neighbor

Dorothy Gross Nadosy
Golden Valley, MN

March 24, 2013

Wendy was so devoted to her cause and she is missed dearly. Romans 15:33.

the Barst family

March 21, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Wendy was a lovely person. This is such sad news.

Susie Kaplan Jacobson

March 21, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of one of my closest childhood friends. My heart goes out to Rita & Phil, Phyllis and Michael and Wendy's beloved husband and children. I have many fond memories of sleepovers at the Rosen house and regret that I lost touch with this very special friend. With love, Susie Kaplan Jacobson

Robert Landes

March 21, 2013

To my partner and wife of 31years. Our light of love will never go out.

Jesse and Maris Krasnow

March 21, 2013

What a great loss to the world...

March 20, 2013

Dear Jackie (and all of your family),

I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. As one of your professors at UM, I know how hard you have worked and how much you loved your mom. I lost my mom 11 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. Please know that my colleagues and I are thinking of you and are here for you in this difficult time. I know how proud Wendy is of you, and so am I!

Dr. Mullane

Mickey and Jo laitman

March 20, 2013

Dear Phil and Rita, Phyllis and Michael, and Robert and family,
It was with deep sorrow that we read of Wendy's death. Words cannot adequately describe our heartfelt sorrow. We fondly remember her and her wonderful spirit.

May Time act as the great healer for you all and may your sorrow be softened in the days ahead.

Love, Mickey and Jo Laitman
Marcie and Morrie Kotler
Lynn and Don Siebert and
Lori Laitman and Bruce Rosenblum