Louis-Suburban Chapel Obituaries

General Information

Full Name: Charles J. Langjahr
Date of Death: Friday, May 7, 2021


Service Information

Monday, May 10, 2021 11:30 AM

Service at:
Riverside Cemetery
12 Market St, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663


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  1. Janet

    Charles Langjahr, a beloved father and husband, proud Korean war veteran, award-winning recreational photographer, juried hobbyist artist and retired elementary school principal, died in Boca Raton, Florida on May 7, 2021 at 91.

    First and foremost, Chuck Langjahr was, with every fiber of his being, a loving, devoted husband and father. The embodiment of the family man, Chuck contentedly ate dinner every night with Ruth, his wife of fifty-seven years, and their two children; and enthusiastically spent as much time as humanly possible on family outings and activities.

    For decades, Chuck and Ruth enjoyed photography and participating in competitions worldwide and locally. Each won countless ribbons and medals, but Chuck always trumpeted Ruth’s wins, rather than his own.

    Chuck was also selected to judge a number of photographic competitions. And the Photographic Society of America honored Chuck by publishing one of his photographs in their 75th Anniversary Book.

    After Ruth’s death, Chuck felt compelled to divert his creative focus to painting and creating mixed media art. Before long, Chuck’s artwork began receiving a number of awards and ribbons too. His art was exhibited in many local art shows, including an invitational.

    A creative innovator, during his working life, Chuck relished introducing his students to all forms of the arts, while he spearheaded getting computers into his classrooms – before anyone was doing that.

    Always the educator, Chuck enjoyed sharing his knowledge of Florida birds, flowers, and animals, as well as “photo opportunity” tips, with tourists and newcomers. Similarly, he freely answered other artists’ questions about the techniques he used in his artistic creations.

    Seven decades after his army days ended, Chuck still soldiered on, getting out to take pictures in nature and creating new artwork regularly up until the final two weeks of his life.

    Charles Langjahr is survived by his daughter, Janet. Their son, Eric, predeceased both him and Ruth.

    Chuck himself best summed up his life not so very long ago. Despite the heartaches, “we had a lot of fun.”

  2. Coral Springs Artist Guild

    The Coral Springs Artist Guild was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and fellow CSAG member, Chuck Langjahr,m. An enthusiastic exhibitor and lively conversationalist, Chuck was a talented photographer, digital artist, and educator who will be greatly missed by the art community of South Florida.

  3. Plantation Art Guild

    Members of Plantation Art Guild were so sad to hear of Chuck’s passing. He will be missed, both as a helpful volunteer and a very talented artist.

  4. Lorne Epstein

    I was a student at PS312 in the 70’s. Charles was a very kind man and gave me an oscilloscope to keep so I could learn. He got me on the AV squad and gave me a sense of purpose and belonging. He was a great man and it is wonderful to learn he lived a full and meaningful life.


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