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Dietger W. Langenberg, 69,

   Dietger W. Langenberg, 69, of Framingham, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, 2012, after a courageous three year battle with pancreatic cancer.
    Dietger was the loving husband of 42 years to Janet A. (Feccia) Langenberg. He was a devoted father to Derek and his wife Krista (Katsoulis) Langenberg of Medfield and Elizabeth Langenberg of Brookline. He also leaves his mother Anna Gust of Gersthofen, Germany and a brother Helmut Gust of Augsburg, Germany. Mr. Langenberg spent his entire career in the hotel and restaurant business. At the age of 16, he left home to work at the Hotel Wittelsbach in Oberammergau, Germany. He spent several years working world cruises on the S.S. Rotterdam and saw much of the world before he was twenty. Eventually he moved to Montreal Canada to work the season at the ’67 Expo and that’s where he met his wife Janet. He moved to Boston shortly thereafter and worked many years as the banquet manager at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. In 1995 he and his good friend Craig Miller opened Perk’s Coffeehouse in downtown Norwood.
      Dietger also loved working in his yard and also loved cooking wonderful gourmet meals.
      At the request of his family, services will be private. 
     Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute c/o Dr. Brian Wolpin, Pancreatic Research Fund, 450 Brookline Ave. Boston, Ma 02215. Dietger received excellent care the last three years from Dr. Larry Blaszkowsky at the Mass General Hospital and Dr. Brian Wolpin and Dr. Gregory Cote at the Dana Farber in Boston. 
        Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St.            

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I am so sorry to hear of Dietger's passing. I was room service maitre d' at the Ritz in the late 70s and worked with him there and in banquets during his years at the Ritz-Carlton. I had not seen him since I left the Ritz nearly thirty years ago but I still remember his smile and easy going manner. I send my prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family.
Robert Wyckoff

Dear Janet, I was informed by Günter about Dietger's passing. I am very sorry to hear that, I thought I would see both of you again at our next class reunion in Augsburg/Germany. Our deepest sympathy from my wife Heidi and me to you and your family. One day we all shall meet again.
Werner Frick (Tex Warner) - Diedorf, Germany

Dear Janet, I´m very sad to hear from Günter, that Dietger died last Sunday. We were schoolfriends and visited 2 years an economy-school in Augsburg, Germany. After that he soon lived in the USA, and we met us 45 years later together with you in Gersthofen. I and also my wife Christiane were glad to see you at another class reunion . Now he´s gone and I will remember Dietger (Dia) an an fine, friendly friend with a good sense humor. Now, dear Janet, I will send you my sincere condolences and all best wishes of my wife too !
Alexander Sondermann - Freising, Germany

Dear Janet, I am really deeply sorry about Dietgers passing and will express you and your family my sincere condolences.
Viktor Wagner - Gran Canaria

I was very saddened to hear of Dietger's passing. I know how bravely he fought to be with you and stay positive. He was an honorable man who had become a fixture in our family since Perk's first opened. I have missed and will miss his greeting, "Good morning, young lady." He was always very caring for Billy and my family and me. I hope you find comfort in each other and knowing how much he loves you. You are a wonderful family. You have my most heartfelt sympathy. God bless you.
Laura Whelan-Bratsis

My most sincere condolences to you all. Dietger was by far the most inspiring and thoughtful employer I have ever had. I learned a great deal from him during my time at Perk’s and I carry these lessons with me still.
Vasilios Bratsis

Dear Janet, I was very lucky to know Dietger since summer 1961. We became friends then and kept our connection alive, even over the long distance and time. And since our last class reunion our friendship got even stronger. I am deeply sorry that we lost him too soon. He will always be on my mind as a really great person. May my best wishes be with you and your family.

Dear Janet and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dietger's passing. We know that you spent many happy years together and that your good memories will support you through this ordeal. Fondly, John and Janice Thuot
John and Janice Thuot

Dearest Janet, We wish to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband. At this most difficult time, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Dietger as well as you, Derek and Elizabeth. With heartfelt condolences,
Arthur and Nancy Plante

Roger and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Janet, Derek and Elizabeth on the passing of Dietger. I am sure he will be remembered fondly by many people, especially the patrons of "Perks". Whenever I would call Janet and Dietger answered, we would always share a few laughs, even when he was sick. To our dear friend Janet, we share in your sorrow and we are here for you whenever you need us.
Christine and Roger Guillemette

We are feeling very sad about Dietger's death. He was a good neighbor, kept his garden up beautifully, and was always in good spirits, even during his illness. We have fond memories of seeing you both driving down the road in your convertible sporty car, going off for a nice day together. Our sincerest sympathy to the Langenberg family. Remember, Janet, we're just around the corner.
Ervina and Tom Hamilton

I feel very sad for your loss, I did not know Mr. Langenberg very well. Although I know Derek and always enjoyed visiting Mr. Langenberg's home. Mrs. Langenberg was always very kind to me and there was a feeling of great harmony and peace when I was at the Langenberg's. Derek is a good man and a good friend to many of us, I believe this is a reflection of what kind of a father and man that Mr. Langenberg was. Please accept my condolences, John Bergstrom
John Bergstrom

We're so sad to learn of Dietger's passing. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Sending you a warm caring hug - hope you feel it.
Linda, Tom, Jenn Gorgone and Robin DiGregorio

I'm so sorry to read about the passing of Dietger, husband of Janet. I met Janet at Contours and there we swapped many a story about Germany. Gietger and my country of birth. My deepest sympathy and thoughts go out to the family
Elke Eykman

Our sympathies are with Janet and her family. Dietger was a wonderful neighbor and friend and we will miss him.
Mindy and Phil

My deepest sympathies Dietger was my neighbor and friend for many years I will miss seeing him working in the yard that was kept so beautifully. May he rest in peace
Marty Sack

So sorry to hear this news. I have been a friend of Derek's for over 25 years, and I remember Mr. Langenberg very fondly. He was truly a fantastic guy. He always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor, and you could tell how proud he was of his family. He always made you feel welcome at his restaurants or at his home, and had a very kind and welcoming demeanor. Rest in peace, and my condolences to the entire Langenberg Family.
David Rhein

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