Topsfield — Eugene D. Lang, age 95, formerly of Salem, MA and Seabrook, NH, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers while in the comforting presence of his family. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia (McNeill) Lang, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.
Mr. Lang was born in Beverly, the son of the late Franklin and Adeline (Chapman) Lang. He was raised in Danvers and graduated from Danvers High School in 1936.
During World War II, Mr. Lang served in General Patton’s Third Army in the European Theatre and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Following his discharge, Mr. Lang was employed by CBS Hytron in Danvers and retired from E.G. & G. in January of 1984.
Mr. Lang and his wife enjoyed traveling. Some of their favorite trips were to Florida, Nashville, Gettysburg, and Antietam, as well as cruising to interesting ports.
Mr. Lang was an avid golfer and was thrilled to get a "hole in one" on his 56th birthday.
Mr. Lang had a passion for Country Western music; many years ago he and some of his friends formed a band and performed many times on the local radio station. Mr. Lang was a singer and a guitarist. He also enjoyed playing many other instruments.
He is survived by two children, Jeanne Hue of Winchendon, Pamela Ricupero and her husband, Thomas, of Topsfield, with whom he resided; his “daughter,” Patricia Kantorosinski; two grandchildren, Tamie Mitchell and her husband, Jay, of Manchester, NH, Patricia Iaconeta of Gorham, ME and four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Hailey Mitchell and Natalie and Dominic Iaconeta and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lang was predeceased by a son, David Lang; a granddaughter, Katie Hue; brothers, William “Bob” Lang and Walter Lang and sisters, Priscilla Little and Myrtle Lang.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014, in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem (corner of North St.), at 10 a.m. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Care Dimensions, (formerly Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For online guest book or additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.