Robert Langley Obituary, Death – Worcester native Robert W. Langley, 56, lost his brave struggle with multiple myeloma on January 11. He died peacefully at home. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, will host a memorial ceremony for him on Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 am. Calls may be made at any time. Rob Langley Parmenter was born in Worcester to James Langley and Susan (Nowicki) Parmenter. Other than Worcester, he has also called Oxford and Iwakuni, Japan, when he was a youngster, home.
Following his high school career, Rob enrolled at Worcester State University. He entered the Navy after high school and did four years of honorable service as a medical corpsman. He served in several locations, including Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. His sons, Alex Mason of Hartford, Connecticut, and Scott Langley of Vancouver, Washington, and his parents all survive him. Rob’s father, Ralph Parmenter, is from Webster, CT; his sister, Cynthia Masciangioli, and her husband Mark live in Dudley; his sister, Kim, and her husband Todd live in Brooklyn, CT;
Also, his brother, Richard, and his wife Megan also live in Webster. In addition to his parents and siblings, Rob leaves behind a large extended family consisting of many loving cousins. Rob leaves behind his family and a dear friend from Buffalo, New York named Satoko Matsueda. Rob was a brave and independent thinker who faced the difficulties of his illness with strength and fortitude. In all circumstances, he treated others with kindness and compassion. He was enthusiastic about many disciplines, from music to physics to painting to meteorology.
He also had considerable skill as a photographer, and his work was frequently featured in periodicals. But his primary concern was always his sons and the decisions they would make in life. His boys will always remember him as a devoted father who never left their sides, no matter what adversities he faced in recent years. They will always remember and mourn him, as will his many friends and loved ones. Rob’s family would also want to express their gratitude to UMass Memorial’s Oncology Department and Dr. Muthalagu Ramanathan.