HONORING FREDERICK ALBERT LANGILLE, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 6
(Extensions of Remarks - January 11, 2016)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                      HON. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM

                             of new mexico

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 11, 2016

  Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise today 
to honor the life of Frederick ``Fred'' Albert Langille, Jr., a devoted 
husband and father, an outstanding social worker, and a dear friend.
  Fred was born on January 15, 1942. In 1959, Fred graduated from 
Kailua High School, Oahu, where, in his senior year, he was a mile 
track record holder in Hawaii. This feat earned him a scholarship to 
the University of Michigan where he worked diligently to earn a 
master's degree in social work in 1971.
  After graduation, Fred began his career as an engineer in Lincoln, 
Nebraska. However, he switched his focus to public policy and social 
work, which he pursued in Illinois and Colorado. Throughout an 
accomplished career, Fred held many titles and positions. During his 
time in Illinois, he was the Chief of the Welfare Division, Illinois 
Institute for Social Policy and Assistant Director for Welfare and 
Manpower Programs, Illinois Bureau of the Budget. In 1975, after moving 
to Colorado, Fred became the Executive Administrator/Deputy Director of 
the Colorado Department of Social Services. Three years later, he 
served as the State Planning Director, Office of State Planning and 
Budgeting, for the State of Colorado. From 1978 to 1996, Fred served as 
the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at National Jewish 
Hospital. In 2000, after a distinguished career, Fred retired as the 
President of the Privatization Partnerships Division for Policy 

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  In addition to these tremendous professional accomplishments, Fred 
was a family man and pursued many activities outside of the office. He 
enjoyed biking, hiking, running, photography, reading, art, music, 
traveling and spending time with his family, friends and many pets. 
Fred and his wife of 35 years, Rita Barreras, had two children, Michael 
Victor Langille (Shelly George) and Heather Marie Coffey and have a 
grandson, Dylan Michael Langille.
  On August 6, 2015, Fred passed away in his home after a brave fight 
against prostate and bladder cancer. He was 73.
  Mr. Speaker, I join family, friends and all those who have felt 
Fred's warm embrace in celebrating the wonderful life he lived. We will 
continue fighting to eradicate these terrible diseases that take our 
loved ones away with all the strength we have.