Theresa Lang

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Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel
1076 Madison Ave
New York, NY

LANG--Theresa, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30, 2008 in her New York home. Beloved wife for more than 62 years of Eugene M. Lang, she was the adored mother of and survived by, her children Jane, David and Stephen, their spouses Paul, Belinda (former) and Kristina; by her grandchildren Lucy, Daniel, Noah, Grace, Jessica, Benjamin, Joanna and Jacob; by her great-grandchildren Maitlynne, Alexander, Teddy, Thomas and Erin; by her great-nieces Charlotte, Lily and Daisy; by her sister-inlaw Barbara; and by many dear friends. Theresa-Terry as she was known-was a rare human being. Kind, sincere and generous, she represented the nobility of compassionate service, the sterling qualities of friendship and the profound meaning of family. Daughter of Albert and Lucy Volmar, she was born in 1918 in Greenpoint, NYC. She graduated from Jamaica High School in 1936 and, in 1997, at the age of 79, she graduated from Marymount-Manhattan College with a B.A. to which, as a Trustee of the college, she added an honorary L.H.D. degree early this year. The Theresa Lang Theater and the Theresa Lang Scholarship fund at MarymountManhattan will continue to recognize her cherished college relationship. Terry's lifelong commitment to volunteer service began in 1942, when employed as an executive secretary in a Long Island aircraft parts factory, she volunteered to serve as a nurse's aid on evenings and weekends at the Queens General Hospital, After the war, she transferred her voluntarism to the New York Hospital-Queens (then the Booth Memorial Hospital) and continued her service, uninterrupted by her marriage to Eugene in early 1946, throughout her life. She joined the hospital's Women's Auxiliary, became its president and since 1975, a hospital Trustee. This lifetime relationship is memorialized by the NYH-Q's Theresa Lang Emergency Pediatric Clinic, Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic, Auditorium and Center for Research and Education. In 1975, Terry joined the New York City Visiting Committee of the United Hospital fund, became its chair and, in 2008, was named Hospital Trustee of the Year. In 1986, she became a Trustee of Rockefeller University and chaired its Hospital Committee. She also served on the Boards of he New York City Opera, Roundabout Theater, and the Hunter College Foundation. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club. Family will receive friends on Wednesday 6:30-9pm at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10am at St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, Lexington Ave. at E. 76th St. Interment will follow at Kensico Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education at the New York Hospital-Queens or the Theresa Lang Scholarship Fund at MarymountManhattan College.
Published in The New York Times from July 2 to July 3, 2008
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