October 7, 2018 ~ November 24, 2021

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY

Landon August Coia passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, November 24th at 3 years old. Landon was born on Sunday, October 7, 2018 to parents Scott Coia and Jessica Gilmore. Landon is survived by his parents, sister, Lena Yactayo. grandparents, Lary and Alane Coia and Shaun Groden. Predeceased by his sister, Sophia Catherine Coia and Gigi Catherine Groden. Landon was an extremely happy baby who came into the world babbling. Landon spent most of his life battling a rare form of cancer although you would never know that. Landon continued to smile, laugh and love life even in the worst of times. He is a gift to all of us.


Friends may call Tuesday (Nov 30th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Dec 1st) 10:00 AM at St Pius x Church, 3010 Chili Avenue.  Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to C.U.R.E, Childhood Cancer Association or to the Willie Bee Foundation in Landon’s memory.


Visitation: November 30, 2021 4:00 pm - November 30, 2021 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: December 1, 2021 10:00 am

St. Pius Tenth Church
3010 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624

Entombment: December 1, 2021 11:00 am

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Landon August Coia 's name.

CURE Childhood Cancer Association, Inc

200 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

The Willie Bee Foundation

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  1. Landon, you touched more lives and made more people better in 3 years than most do in an entire lifetime. Rest In Peace to the strongest warrior.

  2. Love you Landon, I never met you but feel like I know you, Grandma Alane told me so much about you. Your at peace now, no pain anymore. ❤️❤️

  3. God Bless Landon, his parents, sister and all of his family. Words can not express the sorrow I feel for all of you but I know Landon is at peace and pain free. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. What a brave little soul you were, Landon! You fought the hardest battles with so much courage. You were loved by many and will be greatly missed! Sending all our love to Jess, Scott, and Lena!

  5. My sweet baby nephew, aunty loves you to the moon, the stars, the sun and back. You brought so much joy and happiness to our family. You will never be forgotten and we will celebrate your life forever.

  6. Scott and Jessica
    Prayers for your and your family at this time.
    May God hold Landon in this holy arms and bring him pease with no pain but just everlasting life.
    God Bless all.

  7. Scott and Jess,
    No parent should ensure what you have these past 3 years. We have been in awe of the strength and perseverance you have shown the world during the most impossible of times. We feel so blessed to have had Landon in not only our lives but our boys as well. Our hearts mourn with you and we will forever be grateful of the blinding light Landon’s life shed on all of us. And although he is not here with us physically, his light continues to shine bright. He will be so deeply missed and we continue to pray for you both and Lena.

  8. Landon, may your name always be for a blessing. Your beautiful life taught many lessons to so many people, so our gifts to you are forever smiles and no pain, ever. We will always love you and pray for you, mommy, daddy, and Lena. 💛

  9. We should all take a lesson from Landon and not stress the small stuff, laugh at everything & bring joy to others in the most difficult situations. He was such a ray of light & although we never met in person, he will forever be in my heart. Sending so much love, prayers & peace to Jess, Scott, Lena and all who knew & loved Landon. Fly high with the angels, sweet boy 💕

  10. You impacted so many Landon.. you will be dearly missed.

    Sending hugs and prayers as you struggle daily without your sweet boy.. your super hero.

  11. Thank you for being a bright light in this world, Landon. We will miss you and may you always watch over your Mommy, Daddy and Lena. ♥️

  12. Landon, you were a fighter. You battled through so much in your short time. But the joy and life you gave your family, will last a lifetime. Jess & Scott. Love you guys. Rest easy Landon.

  13. Dear Scott, Jessica,Lena and family,
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are always with you.
    The memory I have of Landon that I’ll always treasure is his smilely laugh and wave he gave me whenever he saw me. He had a special light that always just made my day!
    Love and Blessings Always,

  14. Landon accomplished more in his three short years than most of us do in a lifetime. May God Bless your family.

  15. Landon was the sweetest boy, such a warrior and served as an inspiration to us and a reminder on how to live in each moment. I am forever grateful for the transparency your mother provided as you continued your fight, so that we all had a chance to love on you from afar. You will never be forgotten.

  16. He was such a sweet child and a warm soul, sending peace to the whole family <3 I am sure he will be waiting in Heaven, in no pain and at peace himself

  17. Thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Landon’s strong and joyful spirit will always be an inspiration to the many lives he touched. He will be missed more than words could articulate.

  18. What a beautiful boy angel! May heaven be at your mercy! My sincere regrets and condolences to the family and friends. LOL.

    Nick D’Ambrosio

  19. As brief as Landon’s life was, he left us all with lasting lessons in resilience, strength, and determination. He also left us all a reminder that no matter how bad things are we should always try to find something that makes us smile and laugh. I pray that the fond memories of Landon will help you endure the pain of his loss. Condolences and love to all Landon’s family, friends and supporters. Landon’s Mafia Lives on in his memory.

  20. I didn’t know Landon but followed his story on FB. I work with Cindy.
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. May you find some kind of peace knowing Landon is no longer suffering. 😔🙏🏻💛
    Joyce Bradshaw

  21. Jessica, Scott, Lena & extended family –

    I did not know Landon (or you), but Cindy has shared Landon’s/your journey with me, and I have prayed for all of you since Landon was first diagnosed. God bless you all. What a sweet little soul, and what a fighter. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Landon affected so many people in his short time here. Sending love, hugs, and continuing prayers to everyone.

    Debbie Schwab

  22. I work at the Westside YMCA in the Child Watch room and had a chance to take care of Landon & Lena. I had the pleasure of watching Landon while his dad would work out. You would never know that Landon had cancer. I learned about his cancer diagnosis by listening to WBEE. I would like to offer my condolence to the family. Landon touched a lot of people and I am glad I got to meet him.

  23. Jess, Scott and Miss Lena Beana, My heart is heavy for all of you and may God give you strength to get through the tough times that are still to come at you. You all have been so very strong for Landon, and may all the wonderful memories help you through the sorrows. I send my love especially to Lena, who has also touched my life. Always an Angel. ~Miss Jesslyn (FFC)

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