John G. Langenfelder, 66, meat business owner

April 13, 2005

John G. Langenfelder, retired owner of a Cross Street Market meat business who also catered bull roasts, died of renal cell cancer Friday at his Stoney Creek home in northern Anne Arundel County. He was 66.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1956 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, but left to take over the family meat business in 1959 after his father, George Langenfelder, was killed in a robbery in Catonsville.

Mr. Langenfelder supplied food for bull roasts and weddings as part of his operation of Langenfelder's Meats and Catering at Cross Street. He sold the business in 1996.

Mr. Langenfelder was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club, where he played golf. He was a Ravens season ticket holder, cruised the Chesapeake in his boat, Mirth, and enjoyed taking his grandchildren to Disney World and North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Survivors include his companion of 16 years, Joan Steinbock; two sons, George A. "Butch" Langenfelder of Bel Air and John S. "Steve" Langenfelder of Pasadena; a stepbrother, Arthur Fischer of Warwick in Cecil County; and four grandchildren. His 1960 marriage to the former Betty Jane Ward ended in divorce.

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