Calvin Clair Langridge of Marshall, MI passed away Friday, December 10th after a brief illness. He was 73 years old. An avid golfer, Clair’s proudest sports accomplishment occurred during one of his final rounds at The Medalist when he shot his age... for 16 holes.
Born June 20, 1948, Clair was the third of five children born to Charles and Lou Vernia Langridge. He graduated from Olivet High School, and later from Olivet College where he was a standout baseball pitcher and four-year starter for the Comets. He also pitched several seasons of amateur baseball in the Battle Creek City Major Division, including an opening game start in the Stan Musial World Series. The crafty southpaw finally retired from baseball in the late 1970's, saying he threw the ball as hard as ever, it just took longer to get there.
While in college, Clair majored in Latin, ergo he had a keen appreciation for language. He loved words, puzzles, and humor, and would often greet friends with a dry joke like, “Two guys walked into a bar. The third guy ducked.”
Clair adored his family. He is survived by his daughter, Cori Langridge of Merritt Island, Florida, granddaughters Ruth and Ella, grandson Landin, sisters Carolyn Wiles of Wickenburg, Arizona, and Barbara Gary and Kim Langridge, both of Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roger, and his son Zachary.
No services are planned at this time.
According to Clair’s last wishes, in lieu of flowers friends are encouraged to elect more Democrats. Memorial contributions can also be made to Battle Creek Pride or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements were entrusted to Craig K. Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall, Michigan 49068.