Services: Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Burial: Burial will follow in Independent Hebrew Society Cemetery, 143 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mel’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 a charity of one’s choice.

Melvin Langer


May 27, 1919 - August 24, 2011

Melvin Langer of East Norwalk, passed away at home on Wednesday August 24, 2011 after a long illness.  He was born in Port Chester, NY on May 27, 1919.  He was predeceased by his parents, Abel Langer and Jessie Shapiro Langer, and his brother, Norman Langer.  He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Claire Schnable Langer and his children, Herbert, Robert and Sharon Langer, their spouses Fay Langer, Shelley Langer and Matthew Horowitz, grandchildren Shelly and Richard Hudson, Jessica Langer, Daniel and Sandra Langer, Joshua and Jessica Langer, Jennifer and Eduardo Tigre, Abigail Horowitz, and Benjamin Horowitz; great grandchildren, Gavin Wright, Zachary and Jackson Hudson, Cheyanne, Orion, Jasper, and Noah Langer.   Mel also leaves his loving family friend Rita Hirsch, many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition, the family expresses their deep appreciation to devoted caregivers Stephen Nyarko, Clova Grant, Lee Sheridan and Coralyn Ford, and the dedicated staff of Geriatric Care Management and the Connecticut Hospice.

Mel was a veteran of the United States Army, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the European Theater of Operation during WWII.   After graduating from the Pace Institute, Mel proudly passed all portions of the Connecticut CPA exam on his first try and went on to practice accounting for the next 60 years.  He was a managing partner of Robinson, Preece & Co. in Norwalk, and in his later years was affiliated with Capossela Cohen, Southport, retiring at the young age of 85. Mel was well known for his acts of kindness and his many witticisms, such as “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” and “They’ve simplified the tax code beyond all comprehension”.

  1. Robert, Sorry to read about your dad’s passing. Your family is in my prayers. You might remember me from the Norwalk Jewish Center days. Gene Braunstein

    September 27, 2011
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  • I was deeply saddened to hear that my Grandpa Mel passed away today. I am so sorry I can’t be there in person to help remember him, but know that I am there in heart. I am thinking of everyone. Love, Shelly~

    September 27, 2011
    Shelly Hudson -
  • We wish to extend our condolences to the Langer family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    September 27, 2011
    Frank & Sandy Sequenzia -
  • Langer Family… How blessed you have been to be able to share the love and admiration of such a wonderful man for so long. The Berlin/Langer familes sure had some wonderful times together. Please know my prayrs are with you all. Cheryl

    September 27, 2011
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  • Bob, we are so sorry for your loss. Having lost my father exactly a year ago, I know how difficult this is. But it sounds like he lived a long life and leaves you with lots of fond memories.

    September 27, 2011
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  • Dear Mrs, Langer, Robert, & Sharon . . . My condolences to you and your families. May you know of no more sorrow. Sincerely, Roberta Gottlieb (Randee Schwarz Perkins’ old friend) Norwalk CT

    September 27, 2011
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