Edward R. Langdon

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Edward R. Langdon, 92, a resident of North Wilkes-Barre, entered into eternal life Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 10, 2017, in the care of Riverstreet Manor, where he recently resided.

Born March 10, 1925, in Hunlock Creek, he was the only son to the late Mary Hudock Jensen. Educated in the Lehman schools, Mr. Langdon attended the former Mott School, the Lake-Lehman High School, later graduating from the former Luzerne High School early to enter the military.

Following his education, Mr. Langdon proudly served our country during World War II with the U.S. Army. A combat wounded veteran, he sustained injuries during the Battle of the Bulge. A marksman, he saw many battles during the war, and at the time of his honorable discharge on April 5, 1946, was the recipient of several honors and citations, including the prestigious Purple Heart and Bronze Star with clusters for saving the life of his fellow infantrymen.

Upon his return stateside, Ed furthered his education by attending Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus for two years, later finishing at main campus for a degree in architecture in 1954.

In 1965 at the age of 45, he became a registered architect. Mr. Langdon worked in various architectural firms throughout the Wyoming Valley. One of his most noteworthy projects was designing Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, N.J. Upon the time of his retirement, he remained active in his profession, often contributing 40 hours a week to give aid and counsel to fellow architects.

A lover of the outdoors, he was an avid hunter and enjoyed bowling in his youth.

He and his wife, the former Dolores R. Fabian, celebrated 73 years of married life together on Jan. 20 of this year.

He held membership in the Parish of St. Andre Bessette, Wilkes-Barre, the American Institute of Architecture and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mr. Edward T. Hrencecin, on Jan. 25, 2010; and by an aunt, Mrs. Ann Stockage.

Left to mourn his passing, in addition to his beloved wife, Dolores, at home, are the couple's children, Sandy L. Hrencecin, at home; Edward F. "Bud" Langdon and his wife, Pamela, Shavertown; Dr. Richard N. Langdon and his wife, Mary, Bear Creek; and Mr. Glenn P. Landgon and his wife, Lorrie, Liverpool, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, fellow parishioners and dear friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Langdon will be conducted on Friday, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Andre Bessette, 668 N. Main St., with the Rev. Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, serving as celebrant and homilist.

Entombment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Twp., where military honors will be accorded by officers of the U.S. Army.

Relatives and friends may join Mrs. Langdon and her family for visitation and remembrances at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass on Friday directly in the church.

The North Wilkes-Barre location of John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. is honored to care for Mr. Langdon and his family at this time.

To send his family words of remembrance and comfort or for information, please visit our family's website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHome.com.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 12, 2017
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