LANGDALE Daniel T. longtime resident of Newtonville, MA, died peacefully at home from pulmonary fibrosis on Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was 77. Dan was born in 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Hazel Langdale; received a BFA from Ohio University in 1959; served in the army from 1960-1964, discharged with the rank of captain; and from 1966-1989 he was an administrator in both financial aid and admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was instrumental in diversifying the undergraduate student body. He also served as Director of Admissions at the California Institute of Technology from 1988-1991. He returned to MIT in 1991 before retiring in 1997. Baseball was an integral part of Dan’s life. In addition to being a loyal Red Sox fan, he played ball from his childhood into his 70s, ending his baseball career as a player and manager for the Eastern Massachusetts Senior League. Beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, he is survived by his wife, Sharry Langdale, daughter, Shelley Langdale and son-in-law, Joe Giuffre of Philadelphia, son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Candie Langdale, and granddaughter, Nico of Los Angeles and sister, Carol Marsh of Atlanta. A service to celebrate Dan’s life will take place at 1:30P.M. on November 1, 2014 in the Mezzanine Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Student Center at MIT. Plans are underway for memorial donations to be directed towards funding urban little league baseball.
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Published in Boston Herald on Oct. 2, 2014