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Robert A. Langston

November 12, 1935 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 85)


Robert A. Langston, age 85 of Waldwick, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.  Robert was born in New York, NY and had resided in Teaneck before moving to Waldwick over 60 years ago.  Prior to Bob’s retirement, he was a small business owner of the Fair Lawn Amoco Service Center, where he simultaneously operated Ryder Truck Rental.  Bob was a longtime parishioner of St. Luke’s RC Church, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and gave of his time, alongside his wife, Elizabeth cleaning the church for many years.  In his spare time, he became a member of US Power Squadron, a boating club that teaches the basic and advanced techniques in boating.  During his involvement in the Saddle River Power Squadron Chapter he taught numerous classes and served as Past Commander throughout his more than 50 year membership.  Robert is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Ann Langston and his devoted children, Elizabeth A. Cericola and her husband, Richard of Waldwick, NJ, Robert J. Langston and his wife, Laurie of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY and Christopher P. Langston and his wife, Judy of Jersey City, NJ.  Left to carry on their grandfather’s legacy are his five grandchildren; Kathleen and Richard Cericola, Jennifer (Brian) Christie, Kathrine (Zeeshan) Ali and Kristina Langston and his two great grandchildren; Patrick and Molly Christie.  Visitation will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 4pm-7pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home,, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.  Due to the Covid 19, please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. If you would like to share a memory of Robert or send condolences to the family, please visit Robert’s Tribute Wall on the funeral home web site,   A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11am at St. Luke’s RC Church, 340 Franklin Tpke., Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ with a burial to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.  For those who wish, as an expression of sympathy, donations in Robert's memory can be made to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, P.O. Box 159, Madison, NJ 07940,

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December 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
December 29, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Luke's RC Church
340 Franklin Turnpike
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423


St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
P.O. Box 159, Madison NJ 07940

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