Curt Val Langenhan(1926-2013)

ROCHESTER - Curt Val Langenhan passed away Friday (March 22, 2013).
He was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Lakewood, Ohio.
Curt served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Stevenson (Little Mo), a Gleason-class destroyer, from 1944 to 1946. He was a recipient of five Bronze Stars awarded for service during operations in New Guinea, Sansapor, Nooemfoor, Palau, Iwo Jima and Okinawa and the Japanese coast. He witnessed the surrender of Japan and was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University.
He worked at TRW in Cleveland, on both the Gemini and Apollo Space projects, and retired from Xerox Corp. in Webster after 22 years in electrical procurement.
He was a member of Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester.
Curt was predeceased by his parents, Hermann and Alice Langenhan; and brother, Walter Langenhan.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ardis Leigh Langenhan; son, Mark (Barbara Lorshbaugh) Langenhan; two grandsons, Dr. Joseph (Dr. Sophie Blanchard) Langenhan and David (Jamie Hasenstab) Langenhan; two great-grandsons, Gabriel (Joseph) and Wilhelm (David); daughter, Laura Langenhan (Dr. Jeffrey) Fichter; two granddaughters, Dr. Jennifer (fiance Dr. Bryan Stanistreet) Fichter and Emily Fichter; a sister, Rita Langenhan (Robert, deceased) Hollis; a sister-in-law, Sarah Leigh (William) Evans; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, with a reception to follow at Asbury United Methodist Church. A private interment will be held at White Haven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shepherd Home Inc., 1959 Five Mile Line Road, P.O. Box 33, Penfield, NY 14526, (585) 381-0890, www.shepherd; or Asbury Dining and Caring Center, A Ministry of Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607, To share a memory of Curt or send a condolence to the family, visit

Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 24 to Mar. 29, 2013