OBITUARY

Richard Bradford Langlois

March 21, 1950October 13, 2020

Richard Bradford Langlois, age 70, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

There will be a celebration of his life on October 31, 2020 at Hanna Park from 12-2pm at Shelter #6. The address is 500 Wonderwood Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32233.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hardage-giddensbeacheschapel.com

HARDAGE-GIDDENS BEACHES CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME IS PROUD TO SERVE THE LANGLOIS FAMILY. 1701 Beach Blvd Jacksonville Beach FL, 32250.

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Becky Langlois

October 27, 2020

Rich was a part of my life for many years.
We worked together for various radio stations over time. I married his brother,
Rob so then we became “family”. We were good friends all of those years.
He was thoughtful and caring. He was supportive in the good times and not so good times. He was a fun kind of uncle to our kids.
He loved Radio and he thrived in front of an audience. I remember when he was emcee of a concert at Metropolitan Park and the outfit he was wearing was similar to the actor, “Don Johnson”. He came off the stage to say something to me and after that; this group of “starry eyed” girls ran up to me and asked if I could introduce them to “Don Johnson”. Lol!!!
I told them that he wasn’t Don Johnson but they didn’t believe me. Rich told me later that they followed him over to the Hilton and asked for his autograph. Those were certainly fun times!! Rich had a smile that could light up the room and the personality that went along with it.
In the years after his accident I was always so inspired by his attitude. I know he went though many dark times but he was able to rise above it all with the help of Donna Goddard and others when he needed it most. I know that he learned to depend on God to help him through.
I am so grateful for the time knowing him and being a part of his life and he of mine.
I will miss him, but I know he now has his body whole again and most likely up there stirring up some kind of trouble 😁🙏❤️

William Langlois

October 26, 2020

We had a lot of great times growing up in Idaho Falls and Monroeville, Pa.. Boys will be boys and that’s all I’ll say about that. Rich taught me a lot about life ... especially sports. We were sports fanatics, not just watching but playing them. We suffered a lot of bumps and bruises but our brotherly love grew. He was a great athlete and also a great communicator. He loved the radio business. He was a disc jockey and loved to write and produce commercials. Brad Richards and Rick Barron were just two of his on air handles. He was a natural when the mic was hot. His voice was heavenly. Rich was a driving force in my decision to get into broadcasting. He was also a big supporter of mine and I will always be grateful for the time we spent together. Rich, I love you and miss you. Go Jags!

Pamela Cavanaugh

October 23, 2020

I will always love you. As part of the Richard Langlois Celebration I want to say that even though late in life, Rich and I had wonderful times, memories and shared things. We didnt realize how often our paths were crossing at first and it has been terrific to figure them out. I will remember your generosity, humor and love forever. You made me so proud - even on Prom night 1968!! I love you.

Pamela Cavanaugh (Pal)

Kenneth Sawyer

October 19, 2020

I met Mr. Richard later in his life post accident. He was a extremely nice guy and he will definitely be missed. Thanks for letting me use your grill all those times Mr. Richard! I will miss those times.

Doreen O'Toole

October 19, 2020

Rich(k) was bigger than life with a smile that could light up the city. Mick and I are so glad that he became a part of our lives.
He went through so much the last 15 years and through sheer strength kept pulling through it all. We hope he is resting in peace along side Penny, his beloved big sister.
We extend our deepest condolences to Leah.

Jim Byard

October 19, 2020

Rich, worked for me for a number of years as my commercial assistant. He was an extremely creative writer and producer and made my job so much easier. He had an "off the wall" sense of humor, was always smiling and never met a person he didn't like. Some of what Rich did: Roses on the sales girls desks for valentines day, worked charity events with his biker friends, he did something special one time for Yoko Ono and when she had an event in Jackonville she sold one of her projects to benefit him, he changed things around in my projects sometimes and when questioned he would say-"what's the matter Jimmy, did I mess up your sock drawer?" I never could get mad at Rich. The few times I was around him after his accident he was upbeat and positive. I really admired him for that. And, he never forgot my birthday. He'd call me at work on that day, or at home after I retired. We would talk for an hour about a number of things, including the Jags. I missed him at work and I will miss our phone conversations. Rich was a terrific guy and a great co-worker.

Donna Goddard

October 18, 2020

Rich was a part of my life for over 20 years. He was a larger than life personality. He was unforgettable. He loved all kinds of music and he loved life. He had a fifty-year long love affair with radio… all things radio. I remember him telling me the best concert he ever attended was Barry Manilow (I know, Barry Manilow) and, at the same time, he was a huge fan of Frank Zappa. He knew music and respected the artists. He was revered and loved by all who knew him. My mom loved him, my children loved him and I was one of many who loved him. He thought of others over himself. He always found the most unique gifts or the perfect words to make a day special. He was a wordsmith.
He was charming, funny, a risk taker and cherished the people in his life. I remember trips to St. Augustine, riding in my little convertible, music blasting and singing at the top of our lungs… “Long Tall Texan” was a favorite. There is a sordid story involving tequila and the Tradewinds, the names have been changed to protect the innocent; Epic Tailgating; Road Trip Adventures and Holidays.
Rich did not live an average life. He was anything but average. He traveled where he wanted to travel, laughed inappropriately at every chance, learned what he wanted to learn, fix what he wanted to fix and loved who he wanted to love. Rich made my life richer and I am grateful for him. His memory will always be a blessing.
All My Love,
Smee

Shey Hallihan

October 18, 2020

I knew him as Uncle Rich. He was a generous, charismatic, encouraging, loving, creative, fun, laid back and genuine person with a heart of gold and a smile that lit up the room. I was lucky enough to not only have known him as an uncle but, also as a co-worker. Rich always had the best stories and a way of telling them that kept you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the big reveal. He had a way with words and with people. My most vivid memory of him was being tossed like a ragdoll back and forth between him and my dad at the beach over the water when I was only 5 or 6. Another time when I was around 10 years old, he patiently did take after take of a commercial with my brother and I at the radio station for a digital paging systems, beeper commercial. He never once showed frustration even after the thousandth time we messed up. When I was around 13 or 14 he showed up at our house on Christmas day, dressed like Santa with a bag of gifts. He always encouraged me to be creative and follow my inner artist. He knew I loved the artist Salvador Dali so he always sent cool Dali framed prints, books and even a business card holder with a work from Dali. He was a great uncle, a fun co-worker and an all around amazing person that will be missed dearly. His soul will vibe on for eternity in that great radio station in the sky.

Judy Randolph

October 18, 2020

Rich or Richie as I so fondly called him was an exceptional man, kind hearted, animal lover, witty, and strong willed. He never complained about his circumstances and would always put it aside to lift other's spirits. A man that would go out of his way to warm the hearts of other's, whether it was dressing up as Santa for the kids in his life or going all out to dress up for Halloween. His energy and creativity were infectious to say the least. He will be missed so much but his smile and light in his eyes will live on in my heart. Love always Richie!

William Robinson

October 17, 2020

Rich was a bright, talented and courageous friend to many. He shared his gifts through his volunteer work prior to his accident, and he did his very best to lift the spirits of those who visited him afterward. He is a person who truly earned the admiration and respect that came his way. Rich will be remembered as an exceptional individual.

FROM THE FAMILY

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