Obituary

Richard Lee (Rich) Langdon

 

Richard Lee (Rich) Langson, a life-long resident of Lakeview, Michigan passed away on January 31, 2014. Rich was born on December 8, 1950 to Bernard and Olive Langdon.  He was a graduate of Lakeview High School where he participated in basketball and golf.  Golf became a life-long hobby.

 

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the VFW Post Number 3701, Lakeview.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Olive and Bernard; his brother, Robert and a sister-in-law, Joan Langdon.

 

He is survived by his sons:  John Peter Jensen (Langdon) and Paul Jason Langdon and a daughter, Megan Rachel Langdon; his brother, Ralph; a sister, Jean (Jim) Pullen; a sister-in-law, Carol (Robert) Langdon; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Lizzie.

 

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life memorial will be held later this spring.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook below.  

 

 

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  • Fred Edison (Saturday, February 15 14 11:34 am EST)

    Great memories of growing up on Lakeview's West Side during the 1960s and playing sports with Rich and others from the neighborhood. We played all kinds including basketball, backyard football and an
    early form of home run derby. Rich became so accomplished at basketball many younger players aspired to play hoops alongside him. That dream came true for me during one memorable season in 1968 and
    1969. That version of the Wildcats could run, press, play stingy half court defense without fouling, humble man-to-man defenses with a precision pick & roll offense and shoot lights out against
    zones thanks in large part to Rich Langdon. A salute from an old teammate.

  • John Blumberg (Tuesday, February 11 14 08:42 pm EST)

    Rich was a great teammate on the 1968-69 highly ranked LHS basketball team. Smart, funny, great golfer and best outside shooter in LHS b-ball history hands down.

  • Gary Dolbee (Saturday, February 08 14 09:42 am EST)

    So sorry to hear of Rich's passing. I played golf with him a number of times on the Lakeview league. Great guy - good golfer.
    He will be missed!

  • Pam Cummins (Friday, February 07 14 02:49 pm EST)

    Was greatly saddened to hear the news of Rich's passing. Prayers go out to the family.

  • Kathy Ferguson (Delamater) (Friday, February 07 14 12:56 pm EST)

    I just heard the news about Rich. And am so sorry to hear this. He will be sadly missed. You are all in our prayers. Please let us know when you plan on a memorial would really like to attend if at
    all possible.

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