Richard H. "Dick" Langdon, 82, of 20 Maple Ave. passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at his home, following a lengthy illness. Born April 9, 1934 in Wellsville, he was the son of Arling C. and Christina V.Henry Langdon. On October 15, 1955 in Belvidere, he married the former Diana G. Van Dyke, who survives.
Dick grew up in Wellsville, attended and graduated from Wellsville Central School, class of 1952. Shortly after graduation he joined the Marine Corps, serving in the Viet Nam war. He saw action, working with helicopters during his service. Returning to civilian life, Dick was employed at McDonnell-Douglas in California as an assembler for the next several years. In 1967 he returned to Belvidere where he was employed at Worthington Pump. Moving to Friendship in 1968, he was hired at Stroehman Bros. in Olean for a short time. Later he was hired at Friendship Daries retiring in 1996.
Dick enjoyed woodworking, traveling, reading, watching TV. Most of all, he loved being with his family, especially his Grandchildren.
He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, the Friendship American Legion Post # 1168 and the Teamsters Union, Local # 264.
Surviving in addition to his wife Diana are two sons, Richard H. (Diane Jones) Langdon II of Bath, and Frederick V. (Letitia Hale) Langdon of Olean; three daughters, Dawn M. (Skip) Keiser of Friendship, Patricia K. (Dennis Smith) Warnica of Andover, and Alison E. (Donald) Greene of Andover; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren;
two sisters, Jane Smith of Alabama, and Betty (David) De Voe of Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
Dick was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Melanie Elizabeth Langdon.
All are welcome to a memorial service which will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Friendship American Legion, Depot St. Friendship, NY. Pastor Wilder will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Friendship United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button below.