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Sylvan William Lang

October 12, 1943 — June 7, 2023

Sylvan William Lang, age 79, of White Oak, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. He was born in McKeesport on October 12, 1943 and is the son of the late Arthur and Jennie Jacobs Lang. He received his master’s degree in education and taught middle school math and science for McKeesport Area School District until his retirement. He was a member of various organizations including the White Oak Lions Club, where he served as past district governor, McKeesport Sportsmen’s Association, McKeesport Railroad Club, Two Rivers Radio Club, Masonic Lodge 375 in McKeesport, Tall Cedars of Lebanon International, and Shriners International. He was also a proud member of Gemilas Chesed Synagogue in White Oak. Sylvan is survived by his wife, Maxine Rosner Lang; daughters, Robin (Jeff Buterbaugh) Smart of White Oak; Hope (Jeff) Bonomo of Steubenville, OH; and grandchildren, Hannah Smart of White Oak; Trent Bolek of Steubenville, OH; and Jesse Bolek of Steubenville, OH. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery and officiated by Rabbi Mendy Schapiro. Arrangements are being handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Sylvan’s name to a charity of your choice. To share a memory or condolence, please visit
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