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Philip Michael Lang



Philip Michael Lang, husband of Susan (Bowman) Lang, passed away on November 27, 2020 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

Born in Ipswich on May 12, 1945 to Robert and Catherine Lang, he spent his childhood and much of his adult life living and raising his family there. A graduate of Ipswich High School with the Class of 1963, he continued his education graduating from Hawthorne College, and later obtained a Master's degree in education at Boston College. 

Phil spent his career in sales and marketing doing what he loved and received many honors and awards for his work. Traveling worldwide during the years he met many interesting people and made many lasting friendships. Whether coming home from trips to China, Japan, India or Egypt, he always had many stories to tell. He retired from the Baker Company in Sanford Maine in 2010 and moved from Ipswich to "the camp" in Newton Junction NH where he spent his retirement by the lake. He was a member of the Algonquin Club in Boston.

He will always be remembered for his incredible love for his family and dogs, a wonderful sense of humor and many happy memories of the family living in Ipswich and spending summers at the lake. 

In addition to his wife of fifty-two years, he is survived by his daughter Jennifer Lang and grandson Callum Tillman of East Kingston, NH, grandchildren Marshall and Gianna Lang and their mother Chrissy Lang of Ipswich, and brother Robert Lang Jr of Ipswich. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Eric Bowman of Wenham and Peter Bowman and family of New Milford, CT, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Dave in 2015 and his sister Kathleen in 2000.

His family wish to thank the many nurses and staff at Haverhill Crossings for their excellent attention and care during his years there. Even as his illness progressed, he always appeared comfortable and content. They also wish to thank Care Dimensions and their hospice nurses for their care and support to Phil and his family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.


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