James W. Langan obituary, ironworker at World Trade Center recovery operation

From NY Daily News

James Langan

James Langan

Langan, James W. of Staten Island, NY passed away on December 9th 2014.

Jimmy is survived by 8 children, 15 grand-children & 2,300 loving Union brothers and sisters, both working and retired. Jimmy was President of Metallic Lathers & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 46 from 1992-2005 when he retired.

As a 50-year working member of Local 46, Jimmy represented his Union in every dignified manner imaginable. Jimmy protected work jurisdiction and helped negotiate 6 union contracts from 1993 through 2005. Born on February 24th 1930, Jimmy was one of the city’s first responders to the World Trade Center attack on September 12th, 2001 at the age of 71.

Jimmy Langan will fondly be remembered as a “Stand Up Guy” who put his love for his Union first while he mentored many others to do the same. He will be sorely missed by many, but remembered as an example as the pride of our Union by those who came behind him. Viewing will be held at Hanley’s Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY on Friday December 12, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass will be at St. Christopher Church, 130 Midland Ave., Staten Island, NY December 13, 2014 10 AM.

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