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Robert Howard Lang, Jr

Robert Howard Lang, Jr, loving companion of Linda Messer, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2021 at the age of 85 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born on August 18, 1935 to Robert and Catherine (Sullivan) Lang, he grew up in Ipswich and raised his family there. A graduate of Ipswich High School, he continued his education with Business degrees from Bentley College and Suffolk University. Bob joined Horn Packaging in Ayer in 1974 and served as its President until retirement.

Other than his family, his loves were his sailboat Marieke, skiing, and traveling. He enjoyed spending time with many friends and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter Cindy Ferguson of Concord, NH, his son Doug Lang of Salem, and grandchildren Alec, Chuck, and Maggie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as Linda’s four children. 

He was predeceased by his wife of forty years Helen (Schlaufman) Lang, his brother Phil, and his sister Kathleen.

His family wish to thank the staff of The Atrium of Veronica Drive, Danvers, for caring for him during his years there. 

A brief visitation according to COVID-19 protocol will be held on Sunday, March 7, 4 to 6pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Lang’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).


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