JEFFERSON - John Alois Lang, Jr., Jefferson, passed away on September 23, 2019, at the age of 82.

He was born in Bedford, N.Y. to John Sr. and Dorothy Lang. John is predeceased by his wife, Margaret Murphy Lang, Jefferson; and his sister, Tangy Shannon, Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by his daughter, Karin Lang, Albany, N.Y.

John and Margaret Lang formerly lived in Tampa, Fla., and Somers, N.Y. He retired from the Town of Bedford, N.Y. Highway Department after many years of plowing snow and maintaining safe passage. He was a proud, lifelong member of the Katonah, N.Y. Fire Department. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1957-1959.

While widely known as a difficult man, John loved dogs (especially Black Labradors and Golden Retrievers), flirting with unavailable women, and generally being a thorn in one’s side. He is at peace and we wish him a well-deserved rest. His daughter thanks the Jefferson and Jackson County communities for embracing her family and holding them close.

At John’s request, no services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Jackson County.

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Judith Preissle

John Lang was a remarkable man. I did not get to know him until after his wife Margaret passed. John was one of those people who said what the rest of us thought, but didn’t dare to say. His care for animals was profound. The world has lost an eccentric treasure.


Mike Rosafort

Both me and other family members worked with John for years. I’ve thought about him on and off since he retired and hope he enjoyed his retirement. Before retiring he would often talk about “ bagging at Piggly Wiggly”. He would often talk about his wife and refer to her as, mother. Rest In Peace, John. Your with her now