L-R: Virginia & Richard Langstaff, Dr. Charlie Vail, Dr. Sam Langstaff & wife Margie 
Dr. Sam Langstaff was recognized by the Rotary Club of Littleton with Rotary's Spirit of Service Award and Lifetime Honorary Membership for his decades of service to the healthcare of the citizens throughout the metropolitan Denver area. 
Samuel H. Langstaff, M.D.,was born in Paducah Kentucky. In elementary school, he met his lifetime sweetheart Marjorie. He graduated from George Washington University Medical School and he established a general medical practice in Littleton Colorado. Dr. Sam served many years on the CU Medical School admissions committee.
On his own inspiration, in 1974, he initiated and developed the Pre-Medicine Class in Littleton District 6 high school system (Arapahoe, Littleton and Heritage). He assembled a lecture faculty from throughout the medical profession: surgeons, nurses, pediatricians, veterinarians, psychiatrists, coroners, EMT and other technicians, etc. The class meets from 6:10AM to 7:10AM twice per week through the school year. Currently, six of the lecture faculty were former students in the class.Through his years in active practice, Sam mentored many medical school students, exposing them to his general practice as well as Littleton Rotary, which he joined in 1960.
In addition to his deep and abiding devotion to his profession and education, Sam has worked tirelessly to raise money and provide medicines and care to the aged and indigent of our community.This wonderful, kind and self-effacing man is emblematic of Rotary’s motto, "Service above Self".