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Edward P. Lang Jr. Veteran
April 13, 2020


HOLYOKE – Edward P. Lang Jr., 91, a former resident of Quail Run in Agawam and currently a resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, tragically passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 from the COVID-19 virus. He passed into Eternal Life at Holyoke Medical Center surrounded by all the memories he loved and cherished. He was born in Boston on November 24, 1928, a beloved son of the late Edward P. and Beatrice B. (King) Lang. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, attended Boston University and later received a Bachelor’s Degree while in the service in Omaha, NE and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western New England College in Springfield. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy and received the World War II Victory Medal. He reenlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and also served during Vietnam and retired in 1970 after 20 years of service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He received numerous commendations including the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. During his time in the military and after, Ed traveled the world. Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, he became a Bank Auditor for Main Lafrentz & Company. In June of 1976, Ed opened a print shop called Curry Copy Center of West Springfield. The print shop is now Curry Printing and Fastsigns, which is still in business after 44 years and is run by his son, Stephen, and his grandson, Andrew. Following his retirement, he moved to Devonshire Place in Holyoke where he resided for 18 years. Ed loved to dance, laugh and especially enjoyed ballroom dancing. He was a former communicant of Saint Anne Church in Chicopee. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth (Heffron) Lang who was Called Home on March 15, 1990. He leaves his three loving children, Kathleen L. Hunter and her husband, John A. Hunter Jr., of Springfield, Stephen C. Lang and his wife, Beth, of Holyoke and Karen M. Clark and her husband, Brian, of Jericho, VT; his six cherished grandchildren, Matthew Hunter and his wife, Melody, Luke Hunter and his wife, Audra, Margaret King and her husband, Samuel, Joan Orchrymowicz and her husband, Matthew, Andrew Lang and his wife, Jessica, and Kevin Lang and his wife, Danielle; his three cherished great-grandchildren whom he adored, Max Hunter, Eli Hunter and Ava Grace Lang; and his many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family members and friends. Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his dear sister, Doris L. Clemens who was Called Home on November 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. His arrangements are entrusted to the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. For more details and to leave his family online condolences, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA 01020