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HAMPTON - Hugo Lang, 94, of Hampton Township, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Newton Medical Center.
Born in Sussen, Germany, Hugo immigrated to the United States in 1941 as one of the last Jewish refugees to escape Nazi Germany and became a United States citizen two years later. When Hugo was 20, he was drafted into the Army and fought under General G. Patton in the 28th Keystone Division, 110th Regiment (Bloody Bucket Division). He landed in the Invasion of Normandy and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His entire division was captured in the attack of St. Vith, Belgium, and was taken as POW's to Stalag IX-B outside of Frankfort. He was liberated in April, 1945.
Hugo worked for 40 years in Bristol-Myers Products as assistant head of machine research and development before his retirement in 1989. He enjoyed his machine shop and was a man who could fix just about anything.
The son of the late Leopold and Eva Jacob-Liffman Lang, Hugo was also predeceased by his brother, Fred Lang, and his sister, Ruth Lemberger. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Lang and wife, Tunie; his daughter, Evelyn Donofrio and husband, Anthony; his grandchildren, Victoria Seiver and husband, Daniel, and Kendra Lang; as well as his great-grandchildren, Luke Seiver, Tyler, Kylie, Mia, Nicholas and Vincent Donofrio and Nancy, Dayna and Bre´Anna Scapati.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton, with a 4:30 p.m. Time of Remembrance which will also be held at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, in the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 75 North Jersey Road, Sparta Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 14, 2018
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