John W. Lang, Sr., John W. Lang, Sr., 82, of the Buckeye area, was born on September 19, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio and died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 15, 2017. He is survived by Grace, his wife of 56 years; 3 sons: John Jr., Paul, and Daniel as well as his sister, Mary Shrenkel and his many grandchildren. John had many accomplishments in his lifetime. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1950s and was the founder and Scout Master for the St. Henry ’ s Boy Scout troop in Buckeye in the 1970s. He was a participating member of the American Legion Post 0061 in Avondale; John retired after many years as a flood control inspector for the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. John was an active member of St. Henry ’ s Parish in Buckeye in the 1970s and presently a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley. Memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church on 51 st Ave. & Osborne in Phoenix on October 26th at 10am. Internment follows the memorial mass at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:30am, located on the SW corner of 99th Ave & Thomas Rd.
Published on  December 11, 2017