George Ainsworth "Dad" Lang Jr.
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George Ainsworth "Dad" Lang, Jr., of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away at his summer home in Frewsburg, N.Y. on the 7th of July, 2010. George was born on January 8, 1925 to George A. Lang and Fern E. Minnis in Franklin, Pa. He was graduated from Meadville High School in 1942. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean "Lucy" Sackett in 1942. George served as a B-29 pilot in World War II in the Pacific Theatre from 1942-1945 and was discharged as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corp. George was employed by the Talon Corporation in the late 1940's as well as working part time at Dad's Dog Foods in Kerrtown with his father and brother Richard "Dick" Lang. George spent the balance of his working career from 1949 onward in leading Dad's forward in the pet food industry. He and his brother Dick fostered a company that provided nutritious and great tasting products for pets at fair and reasonable prices while creating a very caring environment for all members of the Dad's family. George became known as "Dad" Lang by representing Dad's in many commercials in the seventies and eighties. George had many interests in his life. He enjoyed singing, from barbershop with the "Saegertones" to playing Curly in Oklahoma in the late fifties when the new Meadville High School opened. George was an avid golfer, winning the club championship at The Country Club, Meadville, Pa. in 1964. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family in various locations throughout North America. George was preceded in death by his wife, Jean L Sackett in 1993. He married Eileen Akeley in 2003. Eileen has been a wonderful care giver to George in these last few years and survives his death. George was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dick in 2002. Judy A. Lang, G. Thomas Lang & Patty, and Patty Lang Monteleone & James are George's surviving children. Grandchildren are Laurice Fasullo (Chris), Leslie Kantra (Albert), Greg Terrell (Valerie), Bruce Lang (Ted), Sean Lang (Beth Anne), Lisa Monteleone, Jeff Monteleone (Rhonda), and Jimmy Monteleone (Amanda). Great grandchildren are Will and Ross Fasullo, Elizabeth and Jason Kantra, Kayleigh, Aubrey, and Owen Terrell, and Jackson, Mattingly Lucille, and Ella Ross Lang. Services and burial will be private and at the discretion of the family. A reception for family, friends and business associates will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. to remember, honor and celebrate the life of George "Dad" Lang at the Meadville Country Club, 15955 State Hwy. 86, Meadville, PA 16335. The family requests that any memorials be offered to the Warren County Humane Society, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365, the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335, Homecare and Hospice of Cattaraugus County, 1225 West State St., Olean, New York 14760 or The Academy Theatre Foundation, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335. Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, PA 16433. Share your condolences at

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Published in Erie Times-News on Jul. 8, 2010.
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July 8, 2019
We have been thinking about Bob's cousin George Lang and today received an email about him. We miss him and remember what a terrific man he was. Bob and Betty Lang
Bob Lang
July 14, 2010
Dear Patty and Judy, I was sorry to read of the death of your father. I know you were proud of him, and I am sure that he was very proud of both of you. Much love, Betty Cooley
July 10, 2010
Dear Judy, Patty and Tom and all your families,

Was so saddened to read of George's death, he is now at peace. George will be so missed by so many people as he was a very special person to his family, friends, business and Meadville as well as his other residences. My thoughts are with you all and may God's love and care be with you all in this very sad time.

With Deepest sympathy, Connie Williams
July 10, 2010
Dear Family:
Celebrating a special life.May you find comfort in believing that the brightness of a life well-lived continues to Shine.With Deepest Sympathy.
Mr. Lang was finest gentleman on Earth.
He was V.I.P at our Restaurant "Inn of Double Happiness" in Edinboro (6N Edinboro)1976. We were all admired him very much. He visited in the chef, everytime, appraised good work. I shall always remember his kindness. What wonderful person he was. It was my honor,blessing to meet him. Thank you Mr. Lang for your kindness for all of us. cynthia wu Erie, Pa.
cynthia wu
July 9, 2010
The whole world is a better place because he was here !
He changed the life of everyone who ever crossed his path in a positive way...he was the kindest, thoughtful and most generous man I ever had the pleasure to know...
And to you, Judy, Tommy and Patty, I am sorry for your loss, and it is my loss folks were not only in my life, but you all "were" my life for 29 1/2 lucky for me to be a part of it all !
Please know that the "whole" Dad's Family will always be near and dear to my heart.
Hats off to our dearly departed "George", who inspired, loved and entertained us and gave his all to make our lives so much better...
We knew this day would come, but we can be thankful for the time George spent with us to make us who and what we are today.
I love you all !
Mary Ann Cochran
Mary Ann Cochran
July 8, 2010
Dear Judy, Tom and Patty: We are so sorry to hear about your DAD. What a terrible loss for all of you, However we know he is in a better place. Unfortunately it takes a death for us to remember all the wonderful times, What wonderful neighbors we had Your DAD never failed to make us feel welcome and part of the family. He was such a loving caring man. Looking back we had alot to be thankful for. Oh yea - our dog never went hungry.!!! Lots of love to all of you. Sandy and Shirley(Duane) Hinkson
July 8, 2010
Dear,Judy,Lori,Leslie and Greg,
Our thoughts and prays are with you at this most difficult time.
The Buchos (Joan,Denise and John)
July 8, 2010
The Bull was a fun filled, caring person that will certainly be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lang family.
Rock and Karen Morgan
July 8, 2010
I will never forget the Lang/Cutter family reunions we had at Astabula, Ohio. Your cousin, Bob
Bob & Betty Lang
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