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”.