NAUGATUCK — Russell J. Langhans, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital Vitas Unit surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Linda ( Lanouette) Langhans.
Russell was born in Bridgeport on May 20, 1947 and is the son of Florence Langhans of Largo, Fla., and the late Joseph J. Langhans. Russell worked for Crowley Chrysler as a sales manager until his retirement. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #640, past president and past state president. Russell also coached for many years at Union City little League.
Besides his wife and mother, Russell leaves one daughter, Karri and her husband Rickie Gibson of Naugatuck; two sons, Russell J. Langhans Jr. and Jason and his wife Michelle Langhans all of Naugatuck; a brother, Joseph and his wife Patricia Langhans of Seminole, Fla. He also leaves eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. Russell was predeceased by his first wife Ruthellen after many loving years.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. All are asked to meet directly at church in the morning. Burial will be held in Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport. Calling hours will be held on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 306 Industrial Park Road, Ste 105, Middletown, CT 06457.
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