Robert Lionel Langdeau

Essex – Robert L. Langdeau, 73 died unexpectedly on November 25, 2017 at the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, FL. following pulmonary emboli.

Bob was born on June 1, 1944 in Claremont, NH, the son of Lionel and Irene (St. Cyr) Langdeau.

Growing up in Orleans, Bob graduated from the Orleans High School.

There he played basketball, baseball, and enjoyed hunting and fishing / trapping in the Barton River.  His first jobs were working in the Anderson Mill and caddying at the Orleans Country Club.  After High School Bob enlisted in the US Air Force, and served 4 years in Japan.

On January 1, 1968, Bob married Donna Cook at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski.  He very much liked working for Northern Airways at the Burlington International Airport and the friends he made there for 11 years.  Following the airport, Bob was employed by IBM in Essex, where he worked for over 25 years, and made many more friends before retiring in 2006.

Bob enjoyed playing golf, gardening, playing cards, spending winters at Intercostal Estates in Titusville, watching stock car races throughout New England and beyond (especially the Oxford 250), UVM Basketball, but most importantly, spending time with his family.

Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years Donna (Cook) Langdeau of Essex, his son Gary Langdeau and his wife Debora of Milton and their children Sydney, Casey and Kiersten, his daughter Brenda Murphy and her husband Shawn of Georgia and their children Connor and Teagan, his sister Joanne Lawes and her husband Carroll of Williston, Donna’s siblings and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Leo in 2000 and Irene in 2006 and joined recently by his niece Debra (Cook) Levins on November 26, 2017.

In honor of Bob’s parents, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495

Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 4, 2017 from 3-6 pm in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 1 pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.  Burial will be on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at Noon at the Irasburg Cemetery in Irasburg.