2000-02-16 / Obituaries


Richard Thomas Paul Takacs

Richard Thomas Paul Takacs died on February 13, 2000. He was 53.

Born in the Bronx on March 28, 1946, he was the son of the late John Emery and Gizella Ann Sefsik Takacs. Mr. Takacs was a renowned antiques dealer and expert appraiser, honorably having maintained a long-standing familial tradition and endeavor.

He is survived by one brother, John and one sister, Giselle; nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

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Michael J. Langevin

Michael Joseph Langevin, age 53, of Manchester Village, Vermont, formerly of Garrison, died Monday, January 31, 2000 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH following a brief illness.

He was born on May 9, 1946 in San Antonio, TX, the son of Edward and Waymeth Langevin.

Michael graduated from Joplin Senior High School, Joplin, Missouri in 1964 and attended Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO where he graduated summa cum laude in 1968. Michael married Diane Moore of Joplin, MO on July 1, 1967.

In 1970 Michael earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana. He began his career in business at The Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA as a management trainee, and then became a securities analyst for Waddell & Reed, Kansas City, MO and Auerbach, Pollack & Richardson, New York, NY. Michael then focused on mergers and acquisitions with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, New York, NY. In 1980 he created his own business and most recently was involved in the trucking and transportation industry.

In addition to Michael’s career as a businessman, he was an active member of his community. He gave personal and financial support to numerous historic preservation arts, culture and educational organizations. An avid golfer, Michael was a member of Dorset Field Club and The Manchester Country Club.

Michael served as a Board Member of the Garrison School. He was instrumental in securing a choice of high schools and introduced financial modeling in predicting future tax rates and tuition charges. Mike’s wry sense of humor and ability to quickly analyze a complex business transaction will be missed by his many friends and associates.

Michael is survived by his wife, Diane of Manchester Village; daughter Sarah Langevin Hopkins of Glenside, PA; brothers Dr. Gene Langevin and William Langevin, both of Joplin, MO; sister Jessica Cooper of Davie, FL.

For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in memory of Michael Langevin to: The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Attention: Charmene Howard, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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