Melvin George Lange

Melvin George Lange, 92, formerly of Union, NJ, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on January 5, 2020.

Melvin was born in Baltimore, MD on September 2, 1927 to George and Eleanor (Whitmore) Lange. He entered the US Navy after high school where he met Richard Daniel, who introduced him to his sister. Phyllis became the love of his life and they were married 65 years before her death in 2016. He served in the Navy and the Navy Reserves and worked hard to provide for his family and to be a good husband and father. For a number of years he was highly involved in Union’s Boys and Girls Club, serving as president of the Men’s Club one year. He also met several lifelong friends through those activities.

He is survived by his son Mark (Lori) Lange; his daughter, Patricia (Mark) Wilson, all of Lawrence; grandchildren Heidi (Jason) Hackel, Omaha, NE; Katie (Nate) Monnig, Boise, ID; Scot (Emily) Lange, Lawrence; and Kelsie (Joey) Brown, Denver, CO; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles (Doris) of Baltimore and great-grandson Joshua Melvin Lange.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am Monday, January 13, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave., Union, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Seeing Eye, Inc., Morristown, NJ.



6 Condolences

  1. Pam Keling on January 8, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Mark and Lori, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all of your family.

  2. Len Andyshak on January 8, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Mark, so sad to hear that your dad is gone. Will be praying for you all.

  3. Al & Connie Negen on January 8, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Hey Coach,
    So sorry for this time in your life. I’ve watched you be a great son and brother. Will pray for special grace for you and your family.
    Al & Connie

  4. Marcia Khalidi on January 9, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Dear Mark, Lori, and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mark’s beloved father. We are holding you close in prayer and sending you lots of love.
    Jamie, Marcia, and family

  5. Larry and Barbara on January 9, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    To the Sweet Lange Family,

    Praying God’s comfort and peace in the loss of father and grandfather. May He bless you and keep you.

  6. Mark&Elaine on January 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Mark and Lori & Family,
    We’re so sorry for this sadness in the loss of Mark’s Dad. Praying for God’s comfort and peace for you all.

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