Dennis George Langan

October 12, 1949 - October 1, 2020
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Dennis Langan passed away at at home on 10/01/20 after a 5 month battle with lung cancer. He fought a valiant fight with strength and courage. Dennis was born in Pittsburgh, PA. and moved to Tucson, AZ. in 1996. He initially worked for Evergreen at Pinal Air Park as a contractor, Allied Signal/Honeywell and for the last 20 years he was employed as a Support Engineer with Raytheon Missile Systems. He retired from Raytheon on 04/30/20 and was diagnosed on 05/01/20 with lung cancer.

Dennis had a passion for aviation which resulted in him learning to fly Ultralight/Sport Planes as well as Helicopters (Robinson 44). His happiest and most serene moments were flying in the air or working on the planes and helicopters.

He is survived by his loving wife Maureen (Maggi) McGannon Langan; sister Debra Langan Martin (brother-in-law, Randy Martin); sister-in-law Katy McGannon; brother-in-law Patrick McGannon (sister-in-law Karen McGannon); brother-in-law Tim McGannon (sister-in-law Sylvia McGannon); Dennis is also survived by his nephews Michael and Dan McGannon and nieces Amanda Coleman, Maria Sylvia Gonzalez and Kirsten McGannon-in addition he has 4 great nephews and 1 great niece.

Dennis will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and gentle spirit. Heaven has really gained a “Special Addition”.

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Born: October 12, 1949
Died: October 1, 2020

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Daniel Carr posted on 8/31/21

So sorry to hear about this and my condolences to Dennis' family and friends. I enjoyed working with Dennis at Raytheon for many years. He was top notch and a good man.

 

Tim McGannon posted on 4/9/21

Dennis, It has been 6 months since you passed and you have been sorely missed. We are all saddened that you did not get to enjoy a well deserved retirement. For 32 years you were more than Maggie’s husband, you were her best friend and her soul mate, she misses you dearly. Your kindness and your generosity will always be remembered. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

 

Maureen McGannon Langan posted on 3/30/21

Well it has been 6 months since your passing sweet Denny. I think about you every hour of every day! I miss you beyond words and through the grief I try to remember the wonderful, happy & loving memories we shared together; at times the memories bring on the tears because of the fact there will be no more memories to make & share! But I feel blessed we had 32 terrific years together as best friends, soul mates & life partners-it doesn't get any better than that!!!! I know you are in heaven at peace with the good Lord & watching over your loved ones! Dennis you were & are the love of my life & I was so proud to be your wife! Rest in peace sweetheart until we meet again & know you are loved & missed! 💟

 

Barbara Smith posted on 3/6/21

Denny, I finally had the courage to google your name and sadly saw your obituary. I was thankful to have reconnected with you online in the last couple of years since you and my sister divorced. I knew you in your younger years when you were in aeronautical school in Pittsburgh. Your love for planes was so strong and you were determined to become a pilot. When I saw how well you were doing in your early career, I realized how intelligent you were! I would have liked to have met up with you and your wonderful wife after you retired like you suggested. My heart aches that you were unable to enjoy your well earned retirement, but I guess Jesus had better plans for you. I know you had a faith that went back at least to your early 20s and I believe you are flying in the heavens. Peace! Your ex-sister-in- law, Barb

 

Janet Weaver posted on 11/7/20

Just to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you! Hopefully all the good memories you shared will be a blessing at this difficult time. Take care!

 

Janet Weaver posted on 11/7/20

So sorry to hear about Dennis! He was such a wonderful and sincere person! Take care of yourself and my thoughts and prayers are with you!

 

Janet Weaver posted on 11/7/20

So sorry to hear about Denny! My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a great guy. Stay strong and God bless you 🙏

 

Rosemary Dietz posted on 10/22/20

Dear Maggie, Our family was blessed having you as neighbors and friends. Dennis was so kind and his love for you was always apparent and together you were a wonderful couple. You both faced life with humor and kind spirits. We pray for peace and strength for you and all your families at this time. Rosemary and Mike Dietz

 

Eleanor posted on 10/22/20

It's so heartbreaking to lose someone so loved Maggie. My heart hurts for you and i pray God will hold you in the palms of His healing hands and hold you close to Him. Den is always with you my friend. Please find comfort in this.

 

catherine weisz posted on 10/20/20

Dear Maureen, John joins me in extending the most sincere sympathy to you. Please know that Franny is with me in this request. You will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. Franny is there greeting him at the Gates to Heaven. With much love, Cathy and John

 

Eliza Garcia posted on 10/14/20

I had the pleasure of meeting Denny through his wonderful wife, Maureen. We all shared some laughs, good food and drinks together. Denny had a sweet, calming soul and always brought a smile to his wife’s face when she spoke of him and we will forever continue to smile when we speak of Denny. My condolences and prayers to Maureen and family.

 

Debbie posted on 10/14/20

Den this is probably the hardest thing I have had to do. As a brother you always were my protector. It was great having a big brother always looking after you. We would walk to school together, you would make lunch for me and make sure I got back to school on-time. That was not always an easy task. Through life we grew closer as siblings and most important friends. I knew without a doubt that you loved me. I so wish we would have been able to take our trip together. We planned a trip of a lifetime and did not get to take it. I enjoyed the times through the years we did experience traveling. I will miss you answering the phone "is this my favorite sister" and I would say "I hope do, I'm your only sister". I am going to miss you every day until we are reunited again. I love you.

 

Guillermo Andrade posted on 10/14/20

Maureen my friend, our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss, please know we are with you. Denny was such a great guy. We hope the precious memories you carry in your heart will help you through this challenging time. Denny, I will always be grateful to you for taking my son and I on an amazing helicopter flight, it's one of the most memorable moments I have ever experienced. Thank you my friend! Andrade Family

 

Becky Clinton posted on 10/14/20

Maureen, Again my condolences. While working with you over the years, I got to know Denny through our conversations. I know you both were supportive of each other and were excited to start this retirement journey together. I'm saddened by your loss Praying for you and sending comforting hugs.

 

Tyler & Tasha Sturges posted on 10/14/20

We first met Dennis about 3 years ago when he began flying helicopters at our school and providing maintenance services. Over the years we developed a close friendship with him and Maggi, wrenching on engines or kicking back at their house. He was such an interesting and generous guy with a great sense of humor. He will always have a special place in our hearts. See you in the sky Dennis. Love, Tyler & Tasha

 

Tanya Borboa posted on 10/12/20

My deepest most sincerest sympathies and heart felt condolences to you Maureen, family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Den just a few years ago after knowing Maureen for many from working together her and I became fast friends. Den was very quiet and you had to listen carefully he would say something hilarious in a group during a conversation and to bad if you missed it. He had a kind smile and very interesting stories, intelligent stories. I enjoyed the stories about he and Maureen the most. May those memories keep a smile on your face and a big hug around your heart.

 

Dar posted on 10/11/20

My heartbreak of Dennis's passing can only be balanced by the blessing I was given to know him as a friend for 20-plus years. Those memories fly through my mind as if I was finally up in that plane that he could never get me on and look over the terrain of our friendship. The rivers of his caring ways and fields of kindness bring the joy and calmness his friendship gave me. But of all those views, my favorite is witnessing that mountain of love he had for Maggie. I will miss him forever.

 

Patrick McGannon posted on 10/11/20

We miss your gentle and kind spirit. So very sorry you didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy a well deserved retirement. Hope you are soaring with Angel Wings!

 

Mary Elash posted on 10/11/20

dear Maggi my deepest sympathies over the loss of your husband stay strong and all my best matey

 

Anna Behr posted on 10/10/20

God bless Denny! He fought a tough battle with courage and fortitude. He is at peace now. May your beautiful memories help to heal this tremendous loss.

 

Maureen McGannon Langan posted on 10/10/20

Dennis was my husband, soulmate and partner for 32 years. He was a man of such integrity and never judged anyone; he chose to focus on someone's positve traits rather than the negative traits! He was inquisitive and always ready to learn something new. He would always try to help others and hope they would succeed. He loved me wholeheartedly & unconitionally; he treated me with repect and my happiness was his goal! He also loved our families and friends; he would do anything for them. Dennis was an honorable man, he will be so missed but never forgotten. Heaven has a very special angel among them now!!!!

 

Tom & Sylvia posted on 10/10/20

Maggie our heartfelt condolences to and your family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friends and neighbors Tom & Sylvia

 

Diane Norden posted on 10/10/20

Dennis, I think of you fondly up there in heaven. You were always so kind and good natured! I wish I had taken you up on the offer to go flying. Your spirit is certainly flying now! Thank you for your friendship. Blessings to your family!

 

lucy posted on 10/10/20

MAGGIE, MY heart ,support,empathy and BIG HUGS across the miles.you were a devoted wife..be gentle with yourself,,holding you up in healing white light..until we can see each other -know you are loved lucy mcvay monahan

 

Becky and Billy Magnotto posted on 10/9/20

Maureen, Bill and I send our deepest condolences. You have been such an angel to your angel Den in his hour of need and we know how much he appreiated your love and support. Love and peace to you and your whole family.

 

Larry Hudson posted on 10/9/20

Maggie, Sorry to hear about Dennis. Our condolences to you and your family. We are praying for you to find peace and comfort.

 

David and Iona Riedlinger posted on 10/9/20

Maggie, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Dennis was a good friend and coworker. I, we have many a fond memories of Dennis at your place, at work, and out in the field. What a character, he will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

 

Gonzalo Molano posted on 10/9/20

My condolence to Maggie. Dennis was a great friend, We shared our love for aviation and many other common interests, such as music. He will be remembered and missed tremendously. We shall soar together again one day, Dennis.

 

Mary Mcvay Fensel posted on 10/9/20

My condolences to Maggie,Debbie and family.I met Denny when he married my best friend Maggie.He was a kind and gentle man and treated anyone that came in contact that same way .I am most grateful for him for giving Maggie such a happy life ,they had a wonderful marriage. He was so helpful and kind to Mike McGannon ,Maggie's father when he moved with them and took great care of him until his death and was a great support to Maggie. Rest comfortably Denny ,you fought hard and now you are at peace. We all will watch over Maggie as you are right now.See you on the other side.

 

Mary Beth Labbett posted on 10/9/20

The world will miss Dennis’s kind and gentle spirit. Gods blessings to the family.

 

Janie, Darrell and Neal Burns posted on 10/9/20

Dear Maureen, You have our deepest and most sincere sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you were the perfect companion, friend and wife, Denny could ever hope for. You two were a beautiful couple. We have had several special and fun memories with you both. Dennis was the perfect host, taking us for our first ultra-light plane ride. What a thrill that was! Darrell also has fond memories of taking Denny’s Harley motorcycle for a spin around the neighborhood. How about our evenings in our pools. Lots of laughs. Good times. He’s looking down and caring for you, now, Maureen. You will see him again, when God feels it’s time. Know that you are loved very much. Looking forward to spending time with you...darn Covid! I’ll be in close touch, as always, Love, Janie, Darrell and Neal

 

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