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L. Herbert "Herb" Langille
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Obituary for L. Herbert "Herb" Langille

L. Herbert Langille “Herb”, 88, of West Grove, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home.

He was the husband of Elvira Luce Langille with whom he spent 57 years of marriage.

Born in Waukegan, IL he was the son of the late Burton and Myrtle Murphy Langille both parents were Canadians.

Herb was a member of the Canadian Seamen’s Union and joined the Union in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1944 when he was 14 years old to help support his mother and five younger siblings after his father passed away in May 1944. He served at sea in the dangerous waters for nearly 2 years and he was in a Convoy on the Canadian Merchant Marines when Normandy was invaded. Herb was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean War. He also sailed for Atlantic Richfield Refinery for many years and Sun Oil Company.

As a skilled carpenter he liked working with wood and splitting wood. He was an avid hunter; fisherman and he especially enjoyed the outdoors. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and later in life he became huge fan of WWE wrestling. He also enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren; rummy, poker and cribbage. He was a quiet observer with a dry sense of humor, always able to make people around him laugh.

He is survived by his wife; one stepson, David Gartside (Connie) of Brookhaven, PA; two stepdaughters, Teresa Griego (James) of Grants, NM and Diane Kuhn (late Charles) of West Grove, PA; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary Langille of Newark, DE and Bert Langille (Beatrice) of Newfoundland, PA; and one sister, Laurel Saint Germain (Dennis) of Rehoboth, DE; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step-great grandchild, Jeremy Caron (infant); one stepson, Michael Gartside; four brothers, Frank Langille, Clyde Langille, Douglas Langille and Glenn Langille; and four sisters, Audrey Langille, Evelyn Willa, Glenda Langille (infant) and Joan Hardy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E Cypress St, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA.

On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.



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Wounded Warrior Project

P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

Willow Tree Hospice

616 E. Cypress St.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
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