Charles A. "Bud" Langenfelder Sr., a retired animal disease control director and former Clarksville resident, died Monday of heart failure at Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. He was 81 and a Worton resident.
He was born in Baltimore County and was raised on his family's Hamilton Avenue farm near Rosedale.
He was a graduate of Baltimore County public schools and worked on his family's farm until 1951, when he went to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He was an animal disease control director for the USDA at the time of his retirement in 1985.
Mr. Langenfelder moved from Rosedale to Clarksville in 1963, and since 1996 had been a resident of Worton.
Mr. Langenfelder, who enjoyed hunting, was a member of Ducks Unlimited and helped establish the Mid-Shore Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation.
A Mason, he was a member of the Highland Lodge. Scottish Rite and the Boumi Temple.
He was a communicant of Trinity Lutheran Church in Chestertown.
Services for Mr. Langenfelder will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Katherine Doris Winter; a son, Charles A. "Chuck" Langenfelder Jr. of Worton; a brother, Kenneth Langenfelder of Abingdon; and a sister, Emma Crouse of Perry Hall.