Service:Tuesday, May 22, at 11:00 AM in the Collins Funeral Home.Interment:Independent Hebrew Society Cemetery, 143 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.Shiva:Wednesday,May 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the home of Sharon Langer and Matthew Horowitz.

Clara Charlotte (Schnable) Langer


January 27, 1918 ~ May 20, 2012

Clara Charlotte (Schnable) Langer of East Norwalk, passed away at home on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Preferred to be called “Claire”, she was born in New York City, NY on January 27, 1918.  She was recently predeceased by her husband, Melvin Langer.   Claire was also predeceased by her parents, Benjamin Schnable and Celia (Schnable) Schnable, and her siblings Julius Schnable and Muriel (Schnable) Falk.   Claire is survived by her children and their spouses, Herbert and Fay Langer of VA, Robert and Shelley Langer, Sharon Langer and Matthew Horowitz of CT, grandchildren Shelly and Richard Hudson of NM, Jessica Langer, Daniel and Sandra Langer of VA, Joshua and Jessica Langer of VT, Jennifer and Eduardo Tigre, Abigail Horowitz, and Benjamin Horowitz of CT; great grandchildren, Gavin Wright, Zachary and Jackson Hudson, Cheyanne, Orion, Jasper, and Noah Langer.   Claire also leaves many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family expresses their deep appreciation to devoted caregivers Clova Grant, Lee Sheridan and Coralyn Ford, and the dedicated staff of Elderhouse, Geriatric Care Management and the Connecticut Hospice.

Claire will be remembered for the love she bestowed on her family, the sheer joy she exhibited whenever her grandchildren and great grandchildren visited her, her uncanny ability to repeatedly bounce back from numerous health challenges, and her salty tongue.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 11:00 AM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Burial will follow in Independent Hebrew Society Cemetery, 143 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Shiva will be observed at the home of Sharon Langer and Matthew Horowitz on Wednesday, May 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Claire’s memory to the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 www.alz.org/ct , the Connecticut Hospice www.hospice.com , or Elderhouse, 7 Lewis Street, Norwalk, www.elderhouse.org.

  1. Dear Herb and Fay, Rob and Shelley, and Sharon and Matt.

    Our deepest condolences. What a feisty lady your mom was! We have so many fond memories of her and your dad in Norwalk.

    May 21, 2012
    Ellen and Joseph -
  • Dear Sharon:
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Susan Walkama and your friends at Wheeler Clinic

    May 21, 2012
    Susan Walkama -
  • To Sharon and her family,
    With warm wishes for the peace that comes with wonderful memories.
    I think we all can aspire to be remembered for the saltiness
    of our speech, as an indicator of a life well lived.

    May 22, 2012
    Susan Yolen -
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