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Vincent Tom Lange
Retired firefighter
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Vincent “Tom” Lange Jr. 73, entered into rest on Jan. 18, 2011 in Manteca. He was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Dec. 1, 1937. He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Marilyn Luella Lange.

 He leaves behind his loving daughters Kimberly Lange of Livermore and Kathryn Hutchings of Ripon. He has two grandchildren, Shawn Hutchings of Manteca and Billy Hutchings of Ripon.  He has five great grandchildren: Jeromy, Samuel, Scout, Madelyn Rose Hutchings and Kevin Moore. He has one surviving sister Karen of Nevada.

 Vincent, best known as “Tom” by his family and friends, was a United States veteran serving our country proudly through the Navy for four years. Tom was a social man. He enjoyed visiting with family and meeting up with his friends for a game of dominos. Tom’s true passion was being a firefighter. It is a job that he had for over 15 years. He would often take long drives to get away or just to visit fire houses in the area to get acquainted with fellow firefighters. When running into Tom you would often get a smile and a friendly joke. On Friday nights you could be sure to find Tom watching a full-out brawl between his favorite WWE wrestlers. Most of all Tom’s pride and joy was his family; he appreciated the time he spend with them and made a true effort to keep his family close to his heart. He will be remembered as a loving, man a true friend and for having a true caring soul.

Arrangements for Mr. Lange are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A service will be held in his honor on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at noon at P.L. Fry and Son. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife of Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 River Road, Escalon. For condolences to the family please visit our website at search/obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011