Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Jan. 26, 2017

Transcribed by Ron Taylor


Langdon Richard

FRIENDSHIP - Richard H. "Dick" Langdon, 82, of 20 Maple Ave. passed away Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017), at his home, following a lengthy illness. Born April 9, 1934, in Wellsville, he was the son of Arling C. and Christina V.Henry Langdon. On Oct. 15, 1955 in Belvidere, he married the former Diana G. Van Dyke, who survives.
Dick grew up in Wellsville, attended and graduated from Wellsville Central School, class of 1952. Shortly after graduation he joined the Marine Corps, serving in the Viet Nam war. He saw action, working with helicopters during his service. Returning to civilian life, Dick was employed at McDonnell-Douglas in California as an assembler for the next several years. In 1967, he returned to Belvidere where he was employed at Worthington Pump. Moving to Friendship in 1968, he was hired at Stroehman Bros. in Olean for a short time. Later he was hired at Friendship Dairies retiring in 1996.
Dick enjoyed woodworking, traveling, reading, watching TV. Most of all, he loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, the Friendship American Legion Post #1168 and the Teamsters Union, Local #264.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Diana, are 2 sons, Richard H. (Diane Jones) Langdon 11 of Bath and Frederick V. (Letitia Hale) Langdon of Olean; 3 daughters, Dawn M. (Skip) Keiser of Friendship, Patricia K. (Dennis Smith) Warnica of Andover, and Alison E. (Donald) Greene of Andover; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jane Smith of Alabama, and Betty (David) De Voe of Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Melanie Elizabeth Langdon. 

There will be no visitations or funeral. A memorial service will take place at a future date. Memorials may be made to the Friendship United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made by visiting