Frederick Langenbacher

Frederick A. "Fred" Langenbacher Jr.

Monday, April 25th, 1932 - Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Frederick Langenbacher, 88, died Monday, March 01, 2021 with family by his side at St. Peter University Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Langenbacher was born April 25, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Frederick and Jean (Mitchell) Langenbacher. Before settling in Somerset in 1987, Fred lived for over 50 years in Maplewood, NJ.

Fred graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ in 1950. While he was in high school, he joined the NJ Army National Guard, where he served honorably for 40 years. Fred also worked for PSE&G as an underground cable splicer, retiring after 42 years. Fred was a parishioner at St. Matthias Church in Somerset. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge 1068 in Somerville and the Eagles Lodge 2137 in Bridgewater. Fred enjoyed horse racing, having owned a few horses himself. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoy a round of golf with his friends. Fred also enjoyed going to the shore and a visit to Atlantic City to try his luck at the casino.

Mr. Langenbacher was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Langenbacher Sr.; his mother, Jean Langenbacher; his son, Ricky Langenbacher; his sister, Janet Farmin and his former wife, Rita Holmes Langenbacher.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathleen (Landry) Langenbacher; his daughter, Kim Joensen and her companion Robert Kroon; his four grandchildren, Adam, Brooke, Jonny and Trevor; his three great grandchildren, Liam, Emma and Chase and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends many visit on Monday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Matthias Church on JFK Blvd in Somerset, NJ. Burial will follow at Brigadier General William C Doyle Veteran's Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.

The funeral Mass will be streamed online. Please click HERE to view the live stream.

In lieu of flowers, you might consider donating in Fred’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, or The Army Emergency Relief Fund.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 8th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, March 8th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 10:30am
    St. Matthias Church
    168 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The funeral Mass will be streamed online. Please click HERE to view the live stream.
  • Interment

    Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    350 Provenceline Road
    Wrightstown/Arneytown, NJ 08562
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Laurie & Gunnar Aberg

Posted at 10:08am
We have know you & Kathy both since you were just kids(relatively). It was always fun hearing of your exploits together. Fred will be missed.

Patrick Kruger

Posted at 12:25am
Knowing Fred for a long time I have many fond memories of him at Morristown, Ft Drum NY, NCO Assoc Convention at the Playboy Club in Vernon NJ, Sea Girt pinics Etc.. Fred always was a happy guy. I never saw him angry. He would talk in his smooth calm way and defused any problem straight away! What a great guy. Miss him? You bet. I will keep him in my prayers. Farewell Old friend!

Mark Stone

Posted at 06:39pm
i remember the 18 holes in 102 degree heat.. and the cold ones at the sailing cow.. You will be missed Fred. Forever my brother. RIP 🙏

Robert Landry

Posted at 03:26pm
Freddie always told me that Army Life was the best, and that being in the Navy was a good second choice. We both enjoyed sharing military stories, and some of them were even true! You are missed already, my brother-in-law, and my brother in arms. Rest easy, Soldier; your tour of duty is completed. I will be seeing you soon.

Love and respect,
Bob Landry

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