Gerald "Jake" S. Land, Sr.

April 14, 1931September 22, 2021

Gerald “Jake” Sykes Land, Sr., 90, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Virginia Beach. Jake was born in Smithtown, NY to the late Norman and Madeline Land. He was also predeceased by his brother, Norman Bud Land, Jr. Jake was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War as well as a member of the American Legion. He volunteered for 30 years as a firefighter with the Smithtown, Nissequogue and Ronkonkoma fire departments. He is cherished in memory by his wife, Kathy Land; children, Glen Havjar, Joseph Havjar, Alicia Havjar and Jerry Land, Jr.; grandchildren, Lucia, Grace and Emmet.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10am, Friday, October 8, 2021 at AG Horton Veterans Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Please post your condolences to the family during this difficult time on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA. The website address is In honor of Jake Land, notify Kathy Land of my gift, 504 Pheasant Run, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021


Gerald "Jake" S. Land, Sr.

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Rev. Cheryl ROBINSON

September 24, 2021

Intrepid Hospice extends heartfelt sympathy to the family of Gerald Land. We are sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers and we are here to provide any addtional emotional or spiritual support you may need. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Mr. Land's care team during his illness and for allowing us to make this journey with you. We pray that God will continue to bless you, give you peace and comfort you during this time.