Roderick J. Langevin


(June 1, 1980---July 9, 1996)


Potsdam-Funeral services for Roderick J. Langevin, 16, of 13 Clough St., will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood, with Rev. John Watson of Trinity Church in Potsdam officiating.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hawley Funeral Home in Star Lake. Friends may also call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood, with the funeral to follow. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Norwood.

Mr. Langevin died Tuesday, July 9, 1996 when he was hit by a tractor-trailer while riding his bike in downtown Potsdam.

Survivors include his mother, Debra Webster and Bryan Stone of Potsdam, his father, Roderick Langevin II and Lisa Langevin of Star Lake; his maternal grandmother, Arlene Woodward and Milton Cowles of Edwards; paternal grandfather, Roderick Langevin Jr. and Lilly Langevin of Gainesville, Fla.; maternal grandfather , Albert and Patricia Woodward of Norwood; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Randy (Beatrice) Gore of Palm Bay, Fla.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Thelma Langevin of Potsdam; two aunts, Mrs. Loren (Clarinda) Widrick of Natural Bridge and Mrs. William (Teresa) Woodward of Norwood, and several cousins.

Mr. Langevin was born on June 1, 1980 in Carthage, the son of Roderick Langevin II and Debra Woodward.

He had just completed the ninth grade at Clifton Fine Central School and worked as a dishwasher for both Clarkson University and McNamara's Restaurant in Potsdam. He was a past member of the Potsdam Junior Hockey Association, an avid baseball collector, rollerblader, scuba diver and in his mother's words, "a good friend to all and a very special son."

Memorial donations may be made to the Potsdam Police Benevolent Association or to a special scholarship fund in his memory at Clifton Fine Central for a member of the class of 1999.

(This obituary provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)