unknown - October 2, 2012
Rita Lang, 85, of Westvale, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Monday, Dec. 6, 1926, and was the daughter of Norman Francis James and Mary Agnes Casey James. She was a graduate of Solvay High School.
Rita retired from Sears and previously was employed by Dey Brothers, W.T. Grants and as a realtor for Billette Development Corp. She was a communicant of St. Charles-St. Ann’s Church. A longtime devoted volunteer at St. Camillus, she also enjoyed baking (she was the queen of “well done”), red wine, going out to dinner and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rita was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Lang in 1981.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. James P. Lang of Syracuse, Eugene N. and Kathy Lang, Daniel J. and Donna Lang and Timothy E. and Betsy Lang, all of Baldwinsville, and Rev. Brian E. Lang of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. Camillus B-Unit, she truly loved you all; and to Betsy Blasland, her dearest friend.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at St. Charles-St. Ann’s Church, corner of Fay Road and South Orchard Road.
Rev. James P. Lang, Rev. Brian E. Lang, Deacon Anthony Paratore and Deacon Peter Vanelli celebrated a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 in St. Charles-St. Ann’s Church, corner of Fay Road and South Orchard Road. Rita was laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Charles-St. Ann's Church, 4461 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13219 or to St. Camillus Patient Fund, 813 Fay Rd., Syracuse, NY 13219. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.