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City Treasurer Robert P. “Bob” Langston Dead at Age 66

Bay Area native called Benicia home most of his life.

Robert P. “Bob” Langston, 66, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Oakland and was a lifelong resident of Benicia.

Bob earned his Bachelors Degree from St. Mary’s College and he worked as Chief Planner & Budget Analyst for more than 30 years beginning at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and later for the Contra Costa County Water District. Bob was elected Benicia City Treasurer last November and served in that capacity until his death.

Besides being Benicia's fiscal watchdog, Langston was a member of St. Dominic’s Church, Knights of Columbus, Y.M.I., B.D.E.S. Society, Native Sons of the Golden West and Portuguese Fraternal Society of America. Langston was also a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants.

The City of Benicia will fly flags at half-mast this week to honor Langston.  "We recognize Bob’s dedication to his job, his finance expertise and his desire to be the "eyes and ears" for the public." said Mayor Elizabeth Patterson on behalf of the City. "Our condolences are sent to the Langston family."

Recitation of the Rosary & Mass of Christian Burial will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Dominic’s Church. Inurnment will follow at St. Dominic’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel. Family prefers donations to St. Dominic’s School.  Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com

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Karl Voigt August 28, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Who the heck is"Joe Fletcher" ? Some relative of yours ???
Joe Feltcher August 28, 2012 at 05:33 PM
The Joe Feltcher bandwagon? What is that supposed to mean? Bob was a great asset to Benicia and I hope we find someone equally as committed to transparency and fiscal discipline. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" August 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Condolences to the Langston family...GOD speed Bob!!!
Spook August 29, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Although Bob was a top dog managing Mare Island's mission during the Cold War, he never forgot his blue collar roots "in the trades". He was an unpretentious senior manager that was well respected by both civilians and naval officers.
Joe Feltcher August 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I hope he's not cremated. Jerome Page over at the Herald will probably write some huge missive about how bad for air qaulity it is.

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