Of Ocean Pines, MD died January 28, 2014. Survived by wife, Jean; children, Alice Anderson (Larry) of Crofton, MD, Walter Langan of Springfield, VA and Ken Langan (Kitty) of Hollywood, CA and New York; sister, Claire Reilly of Long Island; grandchildren, April, Matthew, Amy, Erik and Julia; and great-grandchild, Sadie. Mr. Langan was born June 6, 1924 in New York to Walter and Anna Langan, grew up in the Bronx, attended Regis High School in Manhattan, followed by enlistment in the Navy in the Second World War, where he led the radio room aboard the USS Montauk, participating in the 1945 battle of Okinawa. After the war, Mr. Langan returned home and received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from NYU. He wed Jean (nee Hardman) in 1951, and moved his family to Washington in 1956, later moving to Woodbridge, VA and Bowie, MD, before returning to Northern Virginia and then settling after retirement in Ocean Pines. In 1964 he received his master's degree from George Washington University. Most of Mr. Langan's career was spent with the US Navy Department before his 1984 retirement. Once retired, Mr. Langan edited the newsletter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Funeral mass, Wednesday, February 5, 10 a.m., St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Berlin, MD, followed by burial at Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Regis High School, New York, NY 10028, or New York University, New York, NY 10012.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 2, 2014