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Langley, Joseph B.

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JOSEPH B. LANGLEY - MARCH 11, 1941 - NOVEMBER 29TH, 2017


JOSEPH B. LANGLEY HAD OVER 50 YEARS IN THE TITLE INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY. HE STARTED HIS CAREER IN THE TITLE INDUSTRY IN 1962 AT TITLE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY. IN 1964, HE JOINED TRANSAMERICA TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY WHEN THEY ENTERED THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARKET AND HELPED MANAGE THE BUILDING OF THEIR TITLE PLANT AND INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION. HE THEN ENTERED THE CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT DIVISION AND WAS THE PRIMARY DEVELOPER OF ALL OF THE AREA SALES TERRITORIES IN THE LOS ANGELES MARKET.

IN 1968, HE JOINED COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, AS A VICE PRESIDENT AND REGIONAL MANAGER. IN 1974, HE BECAME THE PRESIDENT AND COO OF THEIR SUBSIDIARY, COMMONWEALTH TITLE COMPANY IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA. HE THEN FOUNDED COMMERCE TITLE COMPANY IN THE YEAR 0F 1978, AS PRESIDENT AND OWNER.

IN 1990, HE JOINED WORLD TITLE COMPANY, WHICH BECAME AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY. WHILE WITH AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, HE AND OTHER FOUNDERS TOOK THE COMPANY PUBLIC AND AMERICAN TITLE BECAME ONE OF THE WALL STREET'S TOP PERFORMERS AS REPORTED IN FORBES TOP 100 COMPANIES. SINCE 2002, WHEN AMERICAN WAS SOLD TO FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE GROUP, JOSEPH LANGLEY HAS BEEN A CONSULTANT TO A NUMBER OF MAJOR TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES.


THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, JOSEPH LANGLEY HAS ATTENDED NUMEROUS TITLE AND REAL ESTATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND HAS BEEN A GUEST SPEAKER AT MANY OF THEM. HE HAS SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA TITLE ASSOCIATION, HE SERVED ON THE PRESTIGE TITLE INDUSTRY COMMITTEE.

JOSEPH LANGLEY'S SPECIAL INTEREST HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TOWARD THE COMMUNITY AND THE YOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY. HE HAS SERVED AS "THE MAYOR OF TUSTIN", CHAIRMAN OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF TUSTIN'S ENDOWMENT FUND, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TUSTIN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE TUSTIN AREA YOUTH SPORTS COMMITTEE. FOR ALL OF HIS INVOLVEMENT, JOSEPH B. LANGLEY WAS NAMED MAN OF THE YEAR IN TUSTIN. HE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AND HONORED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE U.S. SENATE, THE CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.


HE DIED PEACEFULLY AT SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL ON NOVEMBER 29, 2017, WITH HIS WIFE AND SISTER AT HIS BEDSIDE, COMPLICATIONS FROM CANCER. HE WAS DIAGNOSED IN 2008 WITH STAGE FOUR LUNG CANCER AND WAS INFORMED HE ONLY WOULD LIVE FOR SIX MONTHS. HE DECIDED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL CANCER PROGRAM TO HELP OTHER PATIENTS WITH THE SAME CANCER. THROUGH HIS BRAVERY AND INCREDIBLE ATTITUDE HE FOUGHT CANCER FOR OVER NINE YEARS. JOSEPH LANGLEY IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, DEBORAH LANGLEY; SISTER, BARBARA ALVARADO AND BROTHER JOHN W. LANGLEY. WE WILL MISS HIM DEARLY AS HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN, INCREDIBLE HUSBAND AND A GREAT BROTHER.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY OF 2018, AS JOSEPH WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY THEIR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. PLEASE VISIT THIS SITE IN JANUARY FOR AN UPDATE ON HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE.

 

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