In Memory

Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang

Thomas Frederick Lang, Sr., 74, died Sunday, April 22, 2018. Tom was born to the late Carl Frederick and Martha Hagedorn Lang on January 12, 1944, in Elyria, Ohio. He grew up in Pass-A-Grille Beach, Florida, and graduated from Boca Ciega High School. At the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, he served as President of the Men's Student Government, President of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and was selected "Spoon Man" by his class. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served four years on active duty from 1968-1972. He returned to Florida to earn his J.D. from Florida State University. Tom was admitted to the Florida Bar in April 1975 and moved to Orlando to join the law firm of Maguire, Voorhis, and Wells. In addition to practicing law for more than 40 years, he was a director of University Housing, Inc. and Campus Suites, Inc. building college student housing. He also served as the Director of the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most recently he was General Counsel at Titan Management, Kissimmee and of Counsel at Shuffield Lowman, Orlando. Tom wore many hats (literally) in his life: youth soccer coach (DOSC), Indian Guides and Indian Princesses (Gray Owl), WEEKENDS™ Executive Board Chairman, President of the U.C.F. Boosters, Director of the Central Florida Zoo, Director of the Cathedral Cloisters, Chair of the Orlando Civic Facilities Authority, Venue Council for World Cup 1994, Chairman of the Osceola County Early Learning Coalition, Board Member of the Florida Humanities Council, President of the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, and a former Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Tom was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Orlando, since 1976. He was a Sunday school teacher and served two terms as Senior Warden. His interests were many: people, history, the Civil War, sports, travel, photography, tennis, walking "Goldie" and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn (whom he met when they were both students at Penn) and three children: Thomas Frederick Lang, Jr. (Erika), Sarah Lang Caprani (Domenico), and Anne Lang Dickman (Kipling, Sr.), and by four grandchildren: Benjamin, Molly, Cameron, and Kipling, Jr. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Joseph Hagedorn Lang, Sr. and grandson Domenico Thomas Caprani. Tom is also survived by his sister, Mary Lang Diamond, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and godchildren. A celebration of Tom's life was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom's memory may be made to the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center (

 Our deepest sympathy to Tom's family and friends.

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05/04/18 06:45 PM #1    

Andrea Fuller (Cooper)

I was so saddened to learn of the death of our class president, Tom Lang.  It was so sudden and that makes it so hard.  Tom was a wonderful leader and a friend to everyone.  He will be very missed.  Peace, Tom!   Andrea Fuller Cooper




06/11/18 05:16 PM #2    

Jack Withrow

One of my dearest life long friends, since 2nd grade.  I will miss him always. RIP my good friend.

06/14/18 10:13 AM #3    

Joan Woodworth

What an accomplished and generous man!  I was and am always proud to call him a friend.  His loss will be felt for all of us who knew him and wish to honor his life.  He was an exceptional person and I am saddened to learn that he is not with us now. Many blessings to his family and loved ones.  Joan Woodworth



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