Hannah (Paul) Landsman

Of Newton, on August 10, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Abraham Landsman. Devoted mother of Ruth Landsman and Alex Landsman. Loving sister of the late Edith Wyner, Charlie Paul, and Harry Paul. Services at Beth El Chapel, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1 pm. Memorial observance at the home of Ruth Landsman on Sunday from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an animal or environmental charity of choice. Hannah lost her parents at a young age and was brought up by her 2 brothers and sister.  She seemed to have an inner wisdom guiding her down paths that were not mainstream for women at the time. She went to BU in the 40’s and majored in Math, graduating in 1945. She got a job at MIT working on some of the original IBM computers and had an apartment with several other women.  She believed in the importance of exercise and went to a gym when she was in her 20’s. She met her husband Ebbie through a ski club.  They married and had children late in life and moved to Portsmouth NH where she raised her 2 children. When they went off to college, and she was in her 50’s, she went back to work in computers.  In the 1960’s she started doing yoga, which she did up until the age of 92, getting up and down off the floor.  She got into health foods in the 1960’s and transcendental meditation in the 1970’s.  She moved to Newton in 2010 to be near her children and continued to make friends and explore new things like Indian vegetarian cooking class.  She won people’s hearts with her spirit, vitality and smile right to the end.

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