Benedict Charles Lange, Sr. passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at St. Bernard Parish Hospital at the age of 76. Benedict married his cherished wife of 50 years on December 28, 1966, Rebecca Denise Gould Lange. He was the loving father of Benedict Lange, Jr.; Laura Tardiff; Jeaninne Price and Daniel Lange. Proud grandfather of Amanda, Abigail, Katie, Jared and Skye. Brother of Leo Lange, Jr.; Janet Arnold and Charles Lange. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Lucille Ecuyer Lange. He is survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Benedict was born in New Orleans, LA on June 12, 1940 and was a lifelong resident of Chalmette, LA. He proudly served his country as a Sargent in the U.S. Army and was a devoted member of the Faith Baptist Church in Violet, LA. He was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and brother, who loved his country and treasured his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, May 27th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., followed by a celebration of his life beginning at 1:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest with military honors in St. Roch Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans, LA. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.