Raymond B. Lang of Yarmouth Port, MA passed away peacefully on July 6 at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet (Robichaud) Lang and five children: Robin Legere, Sandy MacDonnell, Susan O’Brien, Raymond B. Lang, Jr and Heidi Guthrie along with their spouses and his 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers Elliott Lang and Richard Lang. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lang and Ethel Pickles Lang and his brother, Sonny Lang.
Ray was born and raised in Clinton, MA. He attended Clinton High School and Trinity College. He was a veteran and he served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman in WWII and Korea. Ray spent his entire career working in the publishing industry with nearly 2 decades at the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company at their offices in Boston and in Chicago.
Although Ray spent his entire career in the publishing, his real passions were his faith, his family, public service, model ship building and the game of golf.
Ray was a commitment christian and was very involved in the churches he attended. He was Senior Warden and served on the Vestry at several of these churches. He also loved music and sang in the choir and played the organ.
Ray was also a public servant. While living in Lancaster, Ray served as a Town Selectman and on the Planning Board and School Board, and most recently, he served on the Barnstable Planning Board for over 20 years.
Ray had an interesting hobby of building model ships, which included a model of the Mayflower and the Titanic. Ray also had a passion for the game of golf, and continued to play until he was 90 years old! Throughout his lifetime, He had three holes in one and more than 3,000 mulligans!
Above all else, Ray loved his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He and his wife, Janet, loved spending time together exploring Cape Cod.
They loved going to concerts and Cape league baseball games together among many other activities. He also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Whenever they visited, he loved to take them for ice cream, mini golf, fishing, golf or whatever other activity they wanted to do.
A funeral home service will be held on Wednesday, July 11th at 12:30 in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills. Prior to the service, there will be a period of visitation from 11:30 to 12:30. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anglican Church of the Resurrection Building Fund, 1673 Main Street (Rt 6A), Brewster, MA 02631. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com