Mitchell E. Lang, 65, of Manalapan passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He was born in Ross, California and lived in Marin County, California before moving to New Jersey 10 years ago. Mitch was a K-9 officer and proud police sergeant in San Francisco for 25 years, retiring in 2007. He was also a volunteer fire fighter for Manalapan Township Fire Company No. 1. Mitch was truly larger than life, always there to lend a hand and make everyone laugh. He enjoyed fishing for salmon outside the Golden Gate bridge, scuba diving, and was a black belt in judo.
Mitch is survived by his wife of 25 years, Alexis Lang of Manalapan; sons, John-Paul Lang of Flemington and Cooper Lang of Manalapan; a sister, Marsha Lang of Eureka, California; sisters-in-law, Caroline Febus and her husband, Chico of Cherry Hill and Marcela Monahan and her husband, John of Manalapan; nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Lisa, Michael, Bridget, Kiley, Patrick, Mary Grace, Kathleen, Shannon, Cecilia, Margaret; and his fur babies, Chewy, Murphy, and Sydney.
Arrangements by Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 16 McLean Street, Freehold. In honor of Mitch, the family encourages everyone to attend church in colorful attire. Interment will be private. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Mitchell's name may be made to www.arborday.org, www.heifer.org or www.aspca.org
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