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In January, when I had not heard from Jack, or read any of his posts, I discovered that he'd passed over.
Thanks for the memories and your NYC savvy, my friend. You were my go-to guy for Bronx, Manhattan, Third Avenue,
and Manhattan's east side, German Breweries. Thanks too for serving our country. Always my pleasure. Barb
John Charles Langton, 87
Loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother
John "Jack" Charles Langton, 87, remembered as a kind, humble, gentle man, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Staten Island University Hospital South.
Born in Manhattan, Jack had the distinction of living in every New York City borough during his lifetime, settling in Great Kills, S.I., since July 1964.
A Korean War veteran, Jack served proudly in the Marine Corps as a radio operator, dispatching war coordinates.
A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School, Jack's career included employment at Eastman Kodak and Case Publishing.
Retired since 1989, his time was spent enjoying all things Irish, including more than 10 trips overseas. Other interests included genealogy, spending time on the computer, handwritten correspondence with family and friends, reading, Irish music, crossword puzzles, and sports. He was also known and appreciated for his intelligence and quick wit.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Joan Fitzpatrick; son, Steven; daughter, Janet Langton-Magnuson; daughter-in-law, Mary Margaret; grandsons, Christopher and Daniel Magnuson; granddaughter, Mary Colleen, and a brother, Daniel. He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Joseph, and Thomas, and his sister, Kathryn Ratto.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend, Jack will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation will be held at Casey McCallum-Rice Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at St. Clare's Church at 9:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FACES at NYU, a not-for-profit group supporting people with epilepsy.
South Shore Funeral Home
30 Nelson Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10308
Published in Staten Island Advance on Dec. 3, 2017
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