Charles H. Lang, 95, passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2010, in Belfast.

He was born in Melrose, Mass., May 6, 1915, the son of E. Copeland and Mildred (Dennis) Lang.

He moved to Belfast in 1928 and graduated from Crosby High School and Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. He attended the University of Maine at Orono. He was united in marriage to Emma G. Tweedie Jan. 1, 1940.

Charlie was a U.S. Navy veteran serving his country in the Pacific during WWII. He worked at Mathews Bros. Co. for many years, and was the president of the company from 1952 until his retirement in 1978. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid golfer who had 10 holes-in-one in his lifetime, the first at age 45 and the last at age 89.

As a Shriner he was an active member of Anah Temple and the Waldo County Shrine Club. Charlie served as Potentate of Anah Temple in 1960. His memberships also included Belfast Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 24 where he was a member for 64 years, the Royal Arch Masons of Belfast, the Palestine Commandery No. 14 Knights Templar in Belfast and the Royal Order of Jesters. Charlie also served on the board of Melrose Freepress and Belfast Planning Board. In addition, he was a representative in the Maine State Legislature.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Emma and three sisters, Catherine, Virginia and Marjorie.

Charlie is survived by his daughter Meredith A. Lang of Belfast and his special friend Catherine C. Allen of Seal Harbor; nephews Peter D. Haddock and his daughter Jennifer L. Haddock, and Walter M. Tweedie; and nieces Marjorie H. Smith, Susan Fultz, and Rebecca Tenan.

A memorial service will take place in the spring as well as a reception in his memory. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Charlie’s memory to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Anah Temple, PO Box 735, Bangor, ME 04401-0735.

Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.