Ronald. E. Langevin, 87, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Son of the late Wilfred and Aurore (Normandin) Langevin, he was born in Ludlow on June 24, 1930. A lifelong resident, he was a 1948 graduate of Ludlow High School. Ron proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. A pioneer of the television industry, Ron began his career in 1955 with WHYN- TV 40 where he produced/directed the Barbara Bernard Show. He received four United Press Intl. Broadcasters Assoc. “Best TV Documentary” Awards. He joined WWLP-TV 22 as producer/director in 1967, producing the popular At Home with Kitty Show and Tom Colton’s Highlights. He was promoted to Director of Public Relations for the station in 1979. Ron retired from TV-22 in 1990 after 35 years. He then worked for 19 years as a funeral service assistant, first at the Ratell Funeral Home and then at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home.
Ron was an avid photographer and world traveler. He was active in the Ad. Club of Springfield, Kiwanis and Exchange Clubs. Ron was a devout communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Ludlow.
Ron is survived by his son Mark Langevin and his wife Christine Cronin of Springfield, his daughters Marie Marx and her husband Timothy of Westfield, Danielle Sullivan and her husband William of East Longmeadow and the love of his life Paula Goodreau of Ludlow. Ron also leaves his beloved grandchildren Derek, Meghan, Shannon and Alicia, his great-grandson Caleb and his four-legged friends Max and Ellie.
Visiting hours at the funeral home are Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
Family and friends are asked to gather for Funeral Services celebrating Ron’s life on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave., Springfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers or gifts Ron’s family requests that donations be made to St. Elizabeth’s Parish, 181 Hubbard St., Ludlow, MA 01056