Emery Lang’s Biography

Emery Lang was born on May 21, 1921 in Hungary.  After escaping from the Nazi’s during the war, he competed in international track and field meets as a member of the Belgian national team.  He emigrated to the U.S. in 1948 and soon met his wife, Madelaine Denes – also a Hungarian survivor.  Together they founded the Padrilles Shoe Company, successfully introducing a line of casual shoes that he designed, manufactured in Florence, Italy and sold to all the major department stores in the U.S.  When he retired with his wife in Florida, Emery took up sculling, competing in international meets in the U.S., Europe and Canada.  His favorite hobby was drawing and sketching, primarily buildings conceived largely from his imagination, though often inspired by places he visited or images he collects in books.  Emery passed away on December 25, 2014 and will be missed by his wife Madelaine as well as his three sons.

Szervusz Tamás!

Légy szíves tedd közzé , a Budapest Evezős Egyesület  honlapján , hogy Láng Imre  életének 93 évében,  2014 karácsonyán elhunyt. Saját bevallása szerint is  az aktív evezés  minimum 10 évvel  meghosszabította az életét. Utolsó versenye az 2010 év  Országos Bajnoksága volt  ahol Masters dublóban ( Sarkadi Nagy Imrével) a legöregebb versenyzőként 89 évesen még versenyzett! ( evezett 1992 évtől  71 éves korától–haláláig ) Nyugodjék békében. / a rendelkezésemre álló fényképekből összeállítok egy tablót! /

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around the table above, left to right: James, Oscar, Matti, Sarkadi Nagy Imre, Emery Lang (Lang Imre)


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