Stephen Bennett Langley, age 57, of Torrington, Connecticut, died December 4, 2019 of a heart attack. Steve was born April 11, 1962 in Kendallville, Indiana and grew up in Fort Wayne. He spent most of his adult life on the East coast. He had many friends across the United States and around the world. For the past decade, he was a certified addiction counselor for Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Connecticut, where he worked in various positions, including executive vice president, overseeing the leadership of treatment and services teams and guiding strategic planning of client-focused projects. He also helped to promote addiction awareness and recovery in the community, including organizing school outreach programs, where he spoke about his personal struggles with addiction. In his spare time, he enjoyed long distance running, meditating and traveling.
Survivors include two sisters, Cindy Bevington Olmstead and Diana Grimes and three brothers, Michael, John and Ken Langley. He is also survived by his second family, who cared for him as if he were their own son and brother when he was a teenager, and who remained as a second family and close friends with him until the day he died, Dr. Ronald Pancner; Dr. Kristin Pancner (deceased); Dr. Paul Pancner; and his wife, Rosalyn Pancner, all of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Langley and Carol (Langley) Starrett.
A graveside service will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Wright Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana. A memorial service and dinner immediately will immediately follow at The Woods Too at Lake of the Woods, 6500 S 1170 E, Hudson, Indiana 46747. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to Drug Free Noble County, 2090 N. State Road 9 Suite E, Albion. Indiana 46701.
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