Donald Lang
LANG- Donald G., of Sayville N.Y. passed away on February 23, 2021 at the age of 79 after bravely facing ALS with unwavering faith. His devotion to the community and wonderful sense of humor was a gift to all he met, and he will be missed by so many. Donald was awarded the designation of Master Gardener by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and shared his talent for creating unique focal point gardens. A Dahlia Society member, he could be found contributing at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Donald collaborated in designing and implementing the Common Ground project in Sayville. He helped others to realize their dream gardens and diligently tended to his own property, oftentimes digging, planting, and maintaining well into the evenings and in the last possible moments before attending an event. Donald was an accomplished Pen and Ink artist who donated his works for charitable fundraising. It wasn't unusual for friends, family, and caregivers to leave his home with a print. Through his involvement with Splashes of Hope, Donald's artistic legacy made an impression on the walls of the Stony Brook Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Medical Center and in the minds of children. He was the beloved husband of Marybeth (Lewis) loving father of Stephanie and Matthew (Carol) and cherished grandfather of James, John, and David. A proud U.S. Army Veteran and retired Town of Islip Purchasing Director, he held a BBA in Management, a Masters in Economics, and was an Associate real estate broker at Douglas Elliman. Donations may be made in his memory to the ALS Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, NY, NY 10004, als-ny.org. The family will receive friends at Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home 245 Main Street in West Sayville on Friday, February 26th, 1:00-3:30 and 5:30-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence the Martyr RC Church in Sayville at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and interment in the parish cemetery.


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Published by Newsday on Feb. 25, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
26
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Homes
245 Main Street, West Sayville, New York 11796
Feb
26
Visitation
5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Homes
245 Main Street, West Sayville, New York 11796
Feb
27
Funeral Mass
10:30a.m.
St. Lawrence RC Church
27 Handsome Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782
Funeral services provided by:
Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Homes
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So sorry to hear of Donalds passing. Ironically , he died a day after my sister-in-law Dorothy and four days before my brother Jim. Being friends that was such a surprise. May they all rest in peace. Donald was such a wonderful and fun person to know and every conversation with him was special. Mary Beth and family; please accept our sincere condolences. Joan and Don Zipfel
Joan & Don Zipfel
March 12, 2021
The McGee's and Hennigan's
March 5, 2021
Sending prayers of comfort and sympathy to all. Mr. Lang was a true gentleman.
Dee Dee Driscoll Collins
February 26, 2021
My condolences to the Lang Family. Don was a great guy. He will be missed by many. Loved doing Real Estate with him. Always a good laugh. Rest Easy Don.
Pam Llobell
February 25, 2021
Lee (Lang), AJ & Colin Crean
February 25, 2021
This is such sad news. Don Lang was a beautiful soul! His legacy will live on for all of us in the community who benefitted from his wonderful work and love of life. Our deepest sympathy goes out to to the Lang Family at this time of loss. Don will always be considered a beloved member of the Splashes of Hope Family. Heather & The Splash Team
Heather Buggee
February 25, 2021
Having the good fortune and benefit from the legacy of friendship he leaves to us through Matt, clearly Mr. Lang was a very special man. Prayers and condolences from Utah to the entire Lang family.
Dave and Karen
February 25, 2021