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Paul Ernest Lang
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“We are very saddened to hear of Paul's death. We worked with Paul on an AFLC project regarding new logistics systems in Dayton being built at the...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Kathleen and George Humphrey - MA

“We still remember him fondly. Rest in Peace. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Ralf & Grace Meneses - TX

“Imagine a year has passed. Thinking of all loved ones of Paul Lang during this time - December 2017. ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Wadland-Tanner - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Yae I am very sorry for your loss Paul was very nice and i will miss him.Tom DeStefano ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Thomas DeStefano - MA - Friend

“Sincere condolences to Yae and family, on the loss of Paul. Paul Lang was an uncommon gentleman, a patient teacher, and a generous person. He and...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Elizabeth Solomon - Melrose, MA

“When an email popped up at work from Paul, it always made me smile because Paul always made me smile. He was kind, funny, patient, smart, and never...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Courtney Opem

“As a clerk at the Melrose Post Office it was a pleasure to get to know Paul as he and Yae are frequent customers. A true gentleman who was a pleasure...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Angelo Buonopane - Melrose, MA

“Paul and I met at the Boston Japan Society Gala Dinner in 2014 when I was still a student. I remember being seated next to him and having a wonderful...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Yohei Oka - Cambridge, MA

“To family and friends of Paul Lang,We have lost a dear cherished friend. All the adjectives that can be used to describe a great man can be used when...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with great sadness that I learn of Paul's passing. I had the honor and privilege of working with him in San Antonio at the Air Intelligence...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Ralf Meneses - San Antonio, TX

“On behalf of Nancy Baker, Estie Lacson as well as Bob and Cora Parke we want to extend our condolences to Paul's family. Paul is a person we got know...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Cora & Bob Parke - Toronto

“Paul was a consummate professional. I had the privilege of working with him on technical projects as well as a fellow NAGE officer at the Volpe...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Ken McGillvary - Greenland, NH

“Our deepest sympathy on Paul's passing. Keeping the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Stephanie Young - East Aurora, NY

“Paul was a joyful spirit who left us all too soon. At Air Force Officer Training School, he was the visionary who convinced us that computers were...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Marion Oelke - Niceville, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Yae and Paul's family. It was always interesting to discuss lots of things with him when he would visit through the...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy D'Amato - Family

“I consider myself lucky and fortunate to have had Paul in my life, although it was too short of a time. Paul and I started our relationship towards...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: John McGuiggin - Andover, MA

“Sarah, we are so sorry for your loss. We love you..Texas Family ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Monica Lopez - San Antonio, TX

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul's demise.I and my late husband, Niki, had the pleasure of knowing Paul and Yae for more than 20 years. Over...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Midori Nakano - Enfield, NH

“So sorry for your loss. Paul was a true gentleman and scholar. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Komola - Waltham, MA

“My deepest sympathies go out to Paul's family. My sister's and I grew up two doors away, our father's both worked on the South Buffalo Railway and I...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Leslie Shermer Drosendahl - NY

“Paul eas a wonderful Union secretary and I enjoyed knowinf him. ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Judith Burki-Cohen - Bern

“I was privileged to work with Paul at the Volpe Center - especially as a NAGE Steward. I could always depend on Paul for the best advice possible. ...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Yahoodik - Marblehead, MA

“I had the privilege of working with Paul during 2004-07 at the Volpe Center. He was an honorable gentleman, dedicated to his country, his colleagues,...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Curtis Tompkins - Newark, DE

“Paul was a great man. A true, kind and generous gentleman. He made many marks on this world and they will continue through each generation he...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Paul Kudarauskas - Washington, DC, DC

“I remember many a times when Paul lent his hand to me and others in exercising his truly solemn union duties.A true believer in the good work of...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Jose Ortiz - West Roxbury, MA

“With deepest sympathy as you remember Paul Lang.Paul was a wonderful neighbor to my elderly mother over the course of many years and will be missed....Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Tanner - Wakefield, MA

“My sincere sympathy to the ::Lang Family.My husband died 12/17/2010. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Beatrice Wadland - Melrose, MA

“Paul has been like an older brother to me for many years. He will be missed so much by family and friends. It is heartwarming to read the...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Doreen and Robert Zupkov - NY

“I met , Paul at Wrigth-Patterson AFB, OH in 1989. What was said in the obituary was true. Paul also had a great love for the spiritual welfare of...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Fr. Peter Calabrese - Youngstown, NY

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Paul Ernest Lang passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on December 17, 2016 at the age of 74. He spent his childhood in Blasdell, New York, graduated from Frontier Central School in Hamburg and Canisus College in Buffalo. Paul served his country in the US Air Force for 21 years, retiring at the rank of Major in 1987. While in the service he earned his Master's Degree at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio, taught and mentored junior officers, received multiple commendations, and traveled throughout Europe, East Asia and the United States. After retiring from the Air Force, he continued to serve his country as a civil servant, primarily for the Department of Transportation, for another 24 years. He retired in 2011.

Before settling in Melrose 17 years ago with his wife Yae, Paul lived in New Hampshire, Guam, Minnesota, Texas, The Philippines, Ohio, and Illinois. Except for his early years in Blasdell, he lived in Melrose the longest. Paul enjoyed cooking, singing, taking voice lessons, sightseeing throughout New England, and watching TV Japan. He loved sharing New England, in particular Boston, with visitors. A true life-long learner, Paul was an avid student of art, science, computer technology, music, history, and politics. He was faithful communicant at St. Peter's in Cambridge.

Paul was the husband of Yae (nee Aibara) Lang; son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (nee Adrian) Lang; father of Amy Lang of Texas and Sarah (Jody) Lang of Indiana; brother of Suzanne (Frank) Gigliotti of New York, Marjorie (Arthur) Wohlabaugh of New York and the late Charles (late Catherine) Lang. He is also survived by six grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 4:00-7:00PM, followed by a funeral service at 7:00PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. A memorial service in Blasdell, New York is being planned for the spring.