Richard E. Land, MD


Land, Richard E. MD, 89, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at home. He was the beloved husband of Francine (Finck) Land for 63 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late Maurice and Jeannette (Warshaw) Land, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. He was the Director of Radiology for 30 years at St. Joseph & Fatima Hospitals in Providence, retiring in 2003, and was previously a radiologist at Mass General Hospital. Richard was a Captain and Director of Radiology in the US Army, serving in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He graduated from James Madison High School, Class of ’47, attended NYU, and graduated from Northwestern University with a BS and MD.  Richard was an accomplished classical pianist and was a performing member of the Chopin Club and Henschel Club.  He loved dogs, telling jokes, and spending time with his family. Devoted father of Susan Land (Mark Goodman), Robert Land and William Land, MD (Margaret Seif). Predeceased by brother Alfred Land. Loving grandfather of Jeremy Land Goodman, Sasha Land and Zoe Land. Funeral arrangements are private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


  1. Mark Rechter
    Feb 15, 2019

    Very sorry for the loss of Dr. Land. For almost 20 years my morning was graced by a new joke. I always left his home with a smile. My condolences to Mrs Land and the family.

  2. Kelly manco
    Feb 15, 2019

    I am so very sorry for the loss of mr Richard land I had the pleasure of being dr lands cna for awhile I will miss him very much and also my prayers go out to his wife and children who are a delightful Family Oxxo Kelly Manco. Cna with Home instead

  3. Gordon Grogan
    Feb 15, 2019

    Great sorrow at the loss of one of the most unforgettable men I
    have known over a long lifetime.
    His humor, kindness and helpfulness in time of need were impressive.
    Condolences to Mrs. Land and his devoted family.

  4. Susan Herman LaPidus
    Feb 16, 2019

    I share your sorrow at the loss of Richard. His talent lives on as do your marvelous memories of your wonderful years with him.

  5. Christine M. Grieco
    Feb 16, 2019

    Our sincere condolences for your loving husband and father and a great neighbor. We will miss hearing his wonderful piano playing from our living room window. Chris & Den

  6. Thomas D. Gidley
    Feb 26, 2019

    I’m so sorry to learn that Richard has died. He was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known, and he was also one of the most enjoyable. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and I oten think of him. My condolences to his family.

  7. Florie Munroe
    Mar 20, 2019

    Val and I had the pleasure and honor of spending time with Dr. Land, his beloved Francine, and his family in Providence. His love, talent and brilliance were reflected in their love for him. We are saddened by his passing

    Florie and Val Munroe

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