CANASTOTA -- Joseph A. "Papa" Langlois, 76, of Canastota, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 4, 1936, in Syracuse, the son of Joseph, Sr., and Catherine Ludgate Langlois.
Joe spent his early years in Syracuse, attending the Syracuse schools. He later lived in Chittenango, Lakeport and Canastota.
He worked in the Maintenance Department in the Chittenango School District for many years.
Joe was a Korean War
veteran, serving overseas with the U.S. Navy
He enjoyed woodworking, camping, bird watching, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Joe married Charliene E. (Cromp) Graham on Dec. 31, 1977 in Bridgeport. Charliene died on Aug. 10, 2002.
Surviving are: two daughters, Kim and Cathy; three step-sons, Wayne Graham of Chittenango, Dennis Graham of Lakeport, and Douglas Graham of Mississippi; three step-daughters and two step-sons-in-law, Bonnie and Richard Haylor of Chittenango, RoxAnne and Mike Carroll of Lakeport, and Paula Graham of North Syracuse; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including a special granddaughter, Heather Freeborn. Joe was predeceased by a son, David Langlois.
Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota. At Joe's request there will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the supervision of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to the Chittenango Center for Health & Rehabilitation, Activities Department, 331 Russell St., Chittenango, NY 13037.