Vincent P. Lang
unknown - August 19, 2011
Vincent Paul Lang, 87, of Vero Beach, FL, died Friday Aug. 19, 2011, at his home.
Paul was born and raised in St. Paul, MN, and moved to Fayetteville with his family in 1954 for a 30-year career with Carrier Air Conditioning. In 1984 he retired from United Technologies Carrier as director of worldwide product data systems. He raised his family and lived in Fayetteville until moving with his wife to Vero Beach in 1998.
He was a WWII veteran and in 1946 was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps where he served as radio operator and he was the first in his family to graduate from college at St. John’s University. He authored the “Principles of Air Conditioning” first published in 1961, which has been translated into 30 languages and is still sold around the world as a textbook for technical programs. In 1980 the book was awarded best business and technical publication in the US.
One of Paul’s joys was traveling and experiencing many cultures of the world, which influenced his own life, work and dedication to his family. He inspired his children and so many others to think big, achieve well and leave their own mark on the world.
Mr. Lang is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Therese; daughters, Lisa of White Plains, NY, Mara of McLean, VA and Joanne of Lexington, KY and grandsons, Russell, Peter, William and Nicholas. Paul was predeceased by his seven siblings.
Memorial mass: 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville. Internment with military honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, VA. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guestbook may be signed at lowtherfuneralhome.com.