Louise M. Lang, a retired UFT teacher, died unexpectedly on November 22, 2019 at the age of 82 while at home. Louise is survived by her daughter, Gabrielle L. Lang, her ex-husband, Raymond M. Lang, her best friend, Leslie Williams, her cousins; including Roosevelt Williams and sons, Gwyneth and Judge Ochoa and children, cherished god children, and adored friends. Louise was born in Harlem, New York on October 20, 1937 to Leo and Bridget Munroe, originally from Grenville, Grenada, West Indies. Louise grew up in Brooklyn, where she attended Catholic school. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Education. Later, to complete her master’s at LIU. Louise was a devoted mother and teacher. As she did her family, she cared about the lives of her students and aspired to make a difference for inner city youth, especially in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene area. Earlier this year, Louise was recognized for 50 years of continuous and active membership in the United Federation of Teachers. Louise was also a regarded member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Brooklyn Reading Council, and Kappa Delta Pi. She has been recognized for her achievements within these organizations by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The International Reading Association, the New York State Reading Association, and The Rassias Foundation/Baruch College. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time in Grenada with friends and family and even ventured into helping at the farmer’s market and being involved in the community's social group activities, as well as parish agricultural events. A loved one departing around the holiday season is not easy to bare. Louise M. Lang will be sorely and emphatically missed by those who knew her.
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