Richard A. Langley passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice Home on Monday, May 10, 2021. He was 72 years old. Richard was born in Boston on April 10, 1949 and was the son of the late Gilbert E. Langley and Winnifred Ashenden Langley. He graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1967 and went on to attend the University of Maine.
Richard was on the bowling league in high school and enjoyed spending many summers at his family’s cottage on Drake Island in Wells, ME. He enjoyed surfing, swimming, and hunting for lobsters along the shore in the rocks. He could play the piano by ear after hearing it only once. One of his fond memories was going to the Montreal World’s Fair in 1967 with a church group. He worked for many years as a maître d’ at the former Kernwood Restaurant in Lynnfield.
In his early adult life, Richard came to faith in God, and he trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He loved the Word of God, studied it, and memorized many verses of Scripture. He also conducted Bible studies at an area nursing home.
In 1980 Richard became an active member of The Church of the Open Bible in Burlington. He faithfully served in many areas of ministries over the years such as the tape ministry, usher ministry, Fishers of Men server, and choir member. He was always a part of the annual Scripture memorization program and he participated in many Seasoned Saints activities. His church family was a very important part of his life. Richard was a loving and caring friend to many and he will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 10:00am at the Lakeside Cemetery, 501 North Avenue, Wakefield. A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Open Bible, 3 Winn Street, Burlington on Monday, May 17at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend both services. The Memorial Service will also be livestreamed through The Church of the Open Bible’s FaceBook page and YouTube Channel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s name can be made to the Kaplin Family Hospice Home. To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Memorials can also be made to the Gideons International, Merrimack Valley Camp, P.O. Box 1172, Westford, MA 01866