STEPHEN G. LANG, on April 14, 2023, of Cedar Run, NJformerly of Camden, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Lang (Moffa), daughters Nadina Lang and Amber Saylor (Marc), grandsons Marc Saylor and Stephen Saylor. Brother James Lang (Karen), niece and nephew Victoria Lang and Connor Lang.
A draftsman engineer for 30 years, then semi-retired Security/Ocean County Board of Education and successful business owner of H.O.W. to Fastpitch. Retiring to Cedar Run, NJ.
Burial services will be private at the request of the family, and they thank everyone for their kindness and support during this difficult time.
From the streets of Cramer Hill, the son of music store ownersLang’s Music Store, as a young boy he sang in his church choir with his mom while dad on the organ, as well as singingacapella with childhood friends. Singing and his appreciation for music continued throughout his life into his senior years, evidenced on his YouTube channel, @mysundance16. Also, dancing in his high school cafeteria, weekend dances, andwinning contests on the dancefloor with his soon to be bride.
He had an insatiable love for his wife whom he met at St Joe’s Carnival, Camden NJ. She was his sweetheart, dance partner, best friend, his grounding lifeforce for all things good in his world. Her happiness was paramount. And he, the love of her life. Their 59 years of life together were full, fun and heartfelt.
As a dad and grandfather he was a dedicated teacher of life’s “stuff”, a coach, and sounding board providing all the tools to excel. His girls are the apples fallen not far from the tree. He was their biggest fan encouraging them to be their best as theywould often hear “use your head”. His grandsons were the stars in his eyes, his heritage bestowed upon them and all the wisdom he could share. He would often say "if you have any questions, you better ask me now" so we took full advantage and grateful for those moments because in the words of 'Flitfoot', "the fog comes out of nowhere" as his son-in-law Marc so fondly recalls.
He was a big brother (Tibby), having his little brother right next door for constant feedback and bouncing off ideas. Addedlaughter from brotherly banter, jokingly sharing stories of successes and failures as brothers often do.
When he wasn’t fishing his favorite secret spots or trolling the back waters, you could find him in his garden tending to the fruits of his labor and so often shared his bounty.
A quick-witted man with the knack for a play on words, and a great sense of humor, he could be very amusing, seeing the value in making others laugh. So often laughter bringing him to tears. His way with words entertained us with yearly Twas the Night Before Christmas poems for his Facebook friends.
Embedded within our four generations, the rewards of this marsh land have been plentiful. In his words, “This is more than a home, this is my place on earth”. Cedar Run and its waters remembers a kindred soul, where he will live forever free running the bay. #watchyourwake