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Guy Pierre Langlois "Ziggy", age 92, of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the Abraham House in Utica following a brief illness. Ziggy was born in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada on September 14, 1921, the son of Olivier and Alice (Bedard) Langlois. He attended school in St-Jean, Quebec, Canada. However his passion was always athletics. Recruited to play hockey for the Clinton Comets, Ziggy was a member of the 1952 and 1953 National AHAUS championship teams and became a steadfast member of the Clinton Community. Prior to Clinton, Ziggy also played hockey for the Lake Placid Roamers, the San Fransisco Shamrocks and various teams in Quebec. It was in Lake Placid where he met the love of his life Helen Jane Pecnik who became his wife in 1954. Besides hockey he played baseball for the St-Jean's Baseball club and excelled at both tennis and Golf. Neither age nor size stopped Ziggy, at just 125 lbs he played defense for the Comets; he won his citywide tennis championship while still a teen; and at the age of 51, set the Skenandoa Country Club course record with a score of 69 in 1973. The record was the first sub 70 round since the club's opening in 1965, and bested the previous mark which had stood since 1967. Ziggy held several jobs in the area during his hockey years including bartender at the Park Hotel in Clinton, butcher, carpenter... ultimately working at and retiring from Mohawk Containers in New Hartford. He is predeceased by siblings: Andr, Alain, Grard, Ronald, Rjane, Madeleine, Rita, Evelyn, and Son-in-law John Hallstrom. Surviving him are his wife of 60 years Helen Jane (Pecnik) Langlois; two children: Elaine Hallstrom of Gilbert AZ, and Philip Langlois of Baldwinsville NY; two siblings: Jean-Jacques and Gisle of Quebec, Canada; Eight grandchildren: Jenifer Rittenhouse, Justin Rittenhouse, James Rittenhouse, Jessica Rittenhouse all of Arizona; Alexis Langlois, Arien Langlois, Elijah Langlois, and Eve Langlois all residing in Upstate New York; as well as 8 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Thomas Church, Clinton Road, New Hartford. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. All are invited to call Friday from 4-7pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc.,35 College St., Clinton. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Abraham House, an end of life care facility located at Abraham House, 1203 Kemble Street, Utica, New York 13501. A special thanks to everyone at the Abraham house for the attentive care given to Ziggy at the end of his life. owenspavlotrogers.com
Owens, Pavlot, & Rogers Funeral Home
35 College St Clinton, NY 13323
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2014