Remembering Ilona “Lonie” Landfield

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We at Yates Field House were saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend, Lonie Landfield. For 13 years, Lonie ran our Aqua Aerobics program with an unparalleled steadfastness that served both our Group Fitness and Aquatics community. She had an extremely loyal following and brought so much light to our facility, for which we are most thankful. She was an instructor, mentor, and most of all, a friend, and we will miss her deeply. We wish her family and friends our most sincere condolences. Below are some words from coworkers, friends, and students.

In my initial role as the Assistant Director and then my second role as the Director of Yates Field House, I was privileged to work with Lonie for over 7 years. During her time as an aqua aerobics instructor, the program flourished. Her dedication and commitment to her participants was unmatched as was her passion for health and wellness. I am grateful for the time working with her and offer my deepest condolences for her loss!

Meghan Dimsa

Lonie served our Group Fitness community for 13 years, spearheading our beloved Aqua Aerobics program. We are beyond appreciative of her time, commitment, and effort in providing the highest quality water fitness classes for our participants. While our community will remain indebted for her service, we send our sincerest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. We will certainly miss her vibrant spirit, but she will remain a legacy and a part of our Yates family forever. 

Always ACDC! 

Maegen C. Stoner

Besides teaching her water aerobics class at Yates, Lonie was a vibrant member of our early morning exercise class at Yates for seniors. Her laugh was infectious, and her grit and determination spurred us all on. We had missed her since she became ill, and always harbored a hope that she would “will” her way back to us. Our condolences to her husband and family.

Wendy Steele

Lonie was a great teacher and I enjoyed going to class.

Marcia Suss

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown Hospital; Children’s National Medical Center; Montgomery County Humane Society; or the hospice of Jewish Social Service Agency.