Clifford J. Lange


Clifford J. Lange 80, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. He was born on June 20, 1941 in Troy, NY to Georgianna and Clifford Lange. After graduating from Albany High School, he served in the US Marine Corp and was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal in 1964. He lived in Malta for 44years and moved to Gansevoort in 2017.

Cliff was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance for 38 years, retiring in 2006. He was an active member of the Town of Malta Republican Committee serving on the Planning Board and as a Malta Town Councilman for 26 years. Cliff was a member of the Ballston Spa Lions Club, Franklin Masonic Lodge #22 in Ballston Spa, and the Malta Rotary Club.

Cliff was an accomplished photographer and took many photos for the Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. He was a member of Malta Ridge United Methodist Church and every year he worked at their chicken barbeque. Cliff enjoyed the simple things in life, boating on the Hudson and Saratoga Lake, a scenic trip to Vermont, a round of golf, watching the Yankees, and visiting the beaches of Cape Cod. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the memories they made together.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister Nancy Palumbo. Cliff is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Diane and their son James; his sisters Georgianna LaFlame and Christina DiLuzio; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, January 6 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks are required. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Friday, January 7 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Cliff may be made to the Ballston Spa Lions Club or the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga and the Coumadin Clinic for their care and compassion.

Guest Book

Tina Morlock-Ruotolo

Aunt Diane and Jim,

My heart and prayers are with you. Cliff was a special Man, a devoted Husband and Father and committed member of his community. I have many happy memories from childhood thru adulthood of my Uncle. He was always so loving and supportive. I will miss his big laugh and how much fun he had re-telling my NY adventure stories. Rest In Peace Uncle Cliff.

The Eck family

R.I.P. Cliff Lange you will be missed by all.

Tom Williams

Cliff was one of the first people we met in Malta when my wife and I moved here in 1993. He gave us a very warm welcome. It seemed that, for Cliff, every day was a sunny day, and that his congeniality rubbed off on everyone. We kidded each other about our respective politics (he was a Republican, I'm a Democrat). I couldn't turn him down when he asked if I would put up one of his signs in our front yard when he ran for re-election. Very sorry to hear of his passing, and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

The Tokos and Orologio family

Diane and Jimmy,
So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a great man and did a lot for the community.
Love to you all.
Tina, Christian, Grace, John, Mary, and Xavier

Preston Van Patten and daughter Virginia "Ginny" Van Patten

Diane and Jimmy,
Sending condolences from Preston Van Patten and his children. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Cliff. For many years, Cliff was our parent's Insurance Agent and always visited them. He became a "regular" at their very busy house, sometimes even showing up just for lunch. He loved my dad's tunafish & piccalilli sandwiches.
His friendship with our family has and never will be forgotten. RIP Cliff

Joe and Amy DiDonna

Diane and Jim,
Cliff was larger than life and was an inspiration to us all. His passing will leave a huge void in all of our lives.

Judy Curtiss

RIP my dear friend, Cliff. I will miss your laughter. My prayers for Diane and Jim and family.

Jennifer Coulombe

Rest In Peace, Mr Lange. Sending hugs and love.

Meli Morley

Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Sending my condolences to Diane, Jimmy, Chris and
Judy and all the rest of the family. So sorry for your loss.

Rick Groff

My deepest condolences to Diane and Jimmy. So many great memories of parties at Cliffs house, my house and at the Malta Ridge firehouse and others. He was a community minded person and devoted much of his spare time helping others thru the organizations he served in as well as serving on the Town of Malta Board.
God Bless Marine Semper Fi sir.

Dan and Sally Culligan

Diane and Jim, we are so sorry to hear Cliffs passing. We enjoyed his smile and wit. Cliff was a gentleman and asset to the community. He will be missed. Our love and prayers to to you both

Dan and Sally Culligan.

Tammy Melo

My uncle had an infectious laugh that lit up the room, and a sense of humor just as big. I have a lifetime of good memories that will live on within my children and I. We are all very sad he is no longer a part of this world but grateful he is in a better place and at peace now. We are also very grateful to my aunt and God for getting him home to be with his family for Christmas and be able to go peacefully in his own home that is a well-deserved gift many do not get. He was one of a kind and we will all miss him.

Estelle Momrow

Sorry for your loss Diane and Jimmy. I remember that big smile and the twinkle in his eye.

David Atwell

R I P my friend

Ed Pike

I always enjoyed Cliffs friendship. Our deepest condolences from the Pike family.

Tom Gallagher

Diane and Jimmy, I am sorry to have learned of Cliff’s passing. We did not always agree on topic’s but always respected each other and remained friends. I can still hear his laugh. Heaven gained another character!