It is time to celebrate the passing of the life of a man beloved by all who knew him…
ARTHUR D. LANG, Jr. (age 87), passed in peace to the arms of his Lord and Father on August 24th 2022 in the grateful presence of his loved ones. He was born July 1, 1935. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marlene M. Lang (née Marko), age 39 and their loving children: Arthur D. Lang III (Becky Rambo); Scott M. Lang (Kathy nee Austin); Daniel Lang (Lynn Vogel); Cindy Lang (Arnie); Todd Lang (Rhonda née Yatsko); Kelly Reynolds (Jerry); Amy Kwiatkowski (Robert); Sean Lang (Eunice Estoque); and grandchildren Kaitlin and Austin; Ben; Mason, Elliot, Audrey and Aiden; Jacob and Jordan; Carly, Meara, and Anna and great grandchildren; Adelyn and Zandon.
As a youngster, he was a gold glove boxer and fought the good fight to the end; including fighting to protect his kid brother in the schoolyard as a boy. Art loved his family and friends. He gave countless volunteer hours to the Elks and his church, St. Francis de Sales as Athletic Director, Holy Name Society President and member, and building the convent chapel among other projects including raising funds at the parish picnics and turkey festivals. He loved golf in his retirement years, but loved nothing better than being with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his Father Arthur D. Lang and Mother Bridget Lang (née Mackin, Galway Ireland) his Sister Phyllis Swann and brother Big Bad Bob Lang. He will be powerfully missed but is being gently held in the palm of his Father’s hands.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church on Monday, August 29, 10:00 AM, (corner of State and Snow Roads, Parma). Family will be greeted and Art’s life celebrated with a wake at the Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd., Parma, Ohio 44129 on Sunday August 28, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Family Home.
Messages of Condolence
Cindy, Our sincere condolences for you and your family. Such a lovely sweet man. We enjoyed meeting your dad. Such a character and a full life of giving. A man who loved his family. So thankful for the memories you have. The selfless care you gave to him and continue to give to your mom. We send our prayers for you all.
Art was a fine man. I am blessed to have known him. Joanne and I send our love and hugs to Marlene and the entire family. Art was a strong man, worked hard, kind, and had a sense of humor. God speed.
Please accept my sincere condolences. Art was one of the good guys. Take care and God bless
Dear Marlene and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Art was a special guy, wonderful parishioner of St. Francis De Sales Parish, and good friend to all! I remember fondly my years there and all the great times we shared. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I truly wish I could be there in person, but wasn’t able to change my meetings. May God give you many of his choicest blessings. Love, Sr. Dorothy
I was Blessed to be able to attend the beautiful funeral Mass. While I was not close with Art, we met years ago and had much in common. He was a hard working construction guy with a large family. It was obvious he loved his country, loved his family, was totally committed to his wife, and loved his church and his God. There really isn’t anything better we can say about any guy.
Can you imagine how great it must have been when Jesus rushed to meet Art, wrapped his arms around him and said, “Well done my good and faithful servant”. What could be better than that?
I send my condolences to the entire family. John Zaccardelli
To the entire Lang family- my most sincere condolence. When I heard the unfortunate news, the vision that came to me was a man that seemed to be always smiling. I was happy to see the photo associated with the news was the man I remember- smiling.
May the Lord hold him close and may the Lord support you all through this time.
To all the Langs, ( I have known so many of you ! )
Please accept the most sincere condolences from me and the Cooper family. Mr Lang was such a class guy that I feel I have known for all my life… almost the case… at least going back to SFdS soccer games at Camp COrde in 1973 !
Your Dad was such a class, friendly, giving guy…. the kind of person we can all aspire to be.
So sorry but transportation problems prevented me from getting home to Parma from Michigan, but I am sure a great send off was provided by all.
Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in Peace Amen. John Cooper SFdS ’73