Larry Lang, 66, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, peacefully and quietly in his home along the Willamette River, Portland, Ore.
He was born July 2, 1947, in Woodstock to Clarence and Hazel Lang.
In 1986, he married Linda Rose Schmidt.
He was a much loved husband and father. He and his wife enjoyed an active retirement in Oregon.
Growing up in Woodstock, he attended Dean Street School and played high school football with the Woodstock Blue Streaks. After graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey where he rowed crew, he resided and worked in Chicago. He was an avid Chicago sports fan – Cubs, Bears and Bulls. He was a founding member of East Bank Club, where he played weekly tennis.
He loved being a dad – coaching soccer, attending school functions and skiing with his family. The Lang home and garden in Wicker Park were featured in house tours, garden walks and magazines as part of the neighborhood’s resurgence.
He was fortunate to receive medical care at Northwestern, Mayo Clinic, Maryland Oncology, Johns Hopkins, Compass Oncology, OHSU and Gentiva Hospice. The family thanks the physicians, aides and, especially, the nurses who listened and supported him during his six-year battle with cancer.
Survivors include his wife and his daughter, Jennifer.
A memorial celebrating his life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba in Chicago, where Larry and Linda were married. Memorials can be made to one of the medical providers previously listed.
In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and his ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean off of Depoe Bay.