Gordon R. Lang MD, 81, US Navy, 50 year Chicago resident, passed away peacefully February 20, 2018. Gordon was born on November 15, 1936 in Rochester, NY. He was a senior at Duke University when he discovered his passion for medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Buffalo and then completed a Nephrology residency at Rush University Medical Center, the discipline which he continued to pursue for the rest of his life. He and a business partner decided to open their own practice, which they grew to have multiple physicians and dialysis units. After selling the practice, his restless spirit drove him back to his roots and he restarted his personal practice until retirement. In his free time he was an excellent handball player and an accomplished sculler who won many national awards. He is remembered as a self-made man, with a kind heart and a deep compassion for others.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife Linda, together for over 30 years; his adoring daughters Courtney and Antje; and his beloved sister Joan (Bob) Gresens.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Monday Feb. 26th at Saint Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614. Visitation 4:00 - 8:00 pm Sunday Feb. 25th at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. In lieu of flowers, donations to National Kidney Foundation at https://team.kidney.org/campai