Bea Barajas wrote a beautiful tribute to her father, Ascencion “Chon” Barajas, who just retired as our dishwasher, a position he held continuously since 1968. The story appears in the Los Angeles Times:
Pop joined Langer’s in 1968. He was 27 years old. He has decided to retire. His last day was Dec. 31. He worked there for half a century; he is now 78.
He has always spoken highly of the Langer family, and Langer’s has been there to help with life changes for him and his daughter — me — for her entire life, with sandwiches and memories and support. I love that Langer’s has provided for him and us in many ways other than in a monetary sense — it is a place that will always be cherished by the Barajas family.
My sisters and I were, of course, extremely worried about this day. But, as he was there for us throughout whatever was happening in our lives, my sisters and i will be there for him as he closes this long chapter of his life.
Please click here to read the complete article. It’s amazing. Thank you, Bea, and thank you, Chon. We will miss you and your smile every day. – The Langer Family