Patricia A. Langley, nonprofit vice president

August 2, 2013

Patricia A. Langley, a former vice president for government relations of the old Family Service America, a nonprofit organization that provided family-strengthening services, died July 13 at her home in Arlington County. She was 75.

She had leukemia, said her husband, Harold Langley

Mrs. Langley joined Family Service America (FSA), which later merged with another organization, in 1975. She served as the agency’s Washington representative from 1975 to 1980 and later was director of government affairs. In 1989, she was appointed vice president for government relations.

She left FSA in 1992 and started a consulting firm specializing in managed care and human services. She retired in 1997.

Patricia Ann Piccola, a native of Butler, Pa., was a 1961 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she came to Washington and worked on the legislative staffs of then-Reps. William S. Moorhead (D-Pa.), George W. Grider (D-Tenn.) and Dominick V. Daniels (D-N.J.) from 1962 to 1971.

Mrs. Langley did graduate work in government at Georgetown University. She was a visiting lecturer at George Mason University and a docent at the Hillwood Museum in Washington.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Harold Langley of Arlington; two children, Erika Langley of Seattle and David Langley of Alexandria; and a sister.

— Megan McDonough