John Langh Jr., 86, of Suffield, beloved husband of Vilma (Moriarty) Langh, entered into eternal life on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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He was born on Oct. 3, 1927, son of the late John Langh Sr. and Mabel (Long) Langh. John was a graduate of East Hartford High School, Class of 1945, and attended the University of Norwich, Vt., and the University of Hartford. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving three years of active duty with the U.S. Army in the Signal Corps with the rank of master sergeant and 10 years in the Army Reserve. Much of his career he worked as chief engineer, retiring from Comcast after 35 years of service. John was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing with his children, and was a proud benefactor member of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed photography and traveled throughout the U.S. and the world.
Along with Vilma, his wife of 59 years, he leaves his daughter, Laura L. Bowers, and her husband, Mike, of Chugiak, Alaska; his son, Brian J. Langh and wife, Ruth, of Hopkinton, Mass.; and son, John Langh III and wife, Kimberly, of Enfield. John also leaves his cherished grandchildren, Brooke Stubblefield, Brianne Bowers, Jennifer Langh, Allison Langh, Nathanial Langh, Ethan Langh, and Madison Langh. He leaves his sister-in-law, Maureen M. DesRoches of South Ryegate, Vt.; nephews, Kevin and Keith DesRoches; and nieces, Denise Taylor and Sharon Leaska. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Raymond DesRoches of South Ryegate, Vt.
Funeral and burial will be private.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078; or The Wounded Warrior Project
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26, 2014