Lawrence N. Gang, lawyer, 1954-2007
Lawrence “Larry” N. Gang, a lawyer for Vail Resorts, died July 6. He was 53.
Gang was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Huntington, W.V. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1972, received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
A member of the bars of Colorado, Missouri, Ohio and Maryland, Larry practiced law in the general counsel’s office of numerous corporations, most recently Vail Resorts, Inc.
First introduced to the Rockies on a family vacation, the Gangs relocated from Missouri to Colorado in 2004 to be closer to the mountains. Initially settling in Breckenridge, Larry became an avid hiker and snowshoer.
He recently took up downhill skiing in an attempt to keep up with his sons, Adam and Christopher, both expert and fearless downhill skiers.
Larry was proud of both the academic and athletic accomplishments of his boys and often spoke of what fine young men they were becoming. He attributed much of their success to the love and guidance provided by his wife, Eileen. Throughout their life together, Eileen’s love and support were a source of strength and happiness for Larry.
Larry and his family were avid baseball, football and basketball fans, particularly loyal to the St. Louis Cardinals. However, Larry’s favorite teams were undoubtedly the soccer, baseball and basketball teams on which his sons played and for whom he coached.
Larry had reached 13 summits in excess of 14,000 feet, known as fourteeners. He often hiked the mountains alone, preferring to travel at his own pace. Recently, he set out to add another fourteener to his list and sadly never returned.
Gang is survived by his wife, Eileen, of 23 years; twin sons Adam and Christopher, both 14; brothers and sisters-in-law David and Roberta Gang of Longmeadow, Mass., and Robert and Adrienne Gang of Miami, Fla.; nephews Alex, Jonathan, Nick and Taylor; and niece Barclay.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family has established a trust fund for the benefit of the children’s education. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the trust fund in the following manner: Adam and Christopher Gang Education Trust, c/o Fidelity Investments, P.O. Box 5000, Cincinnati, OH 45273-8007.