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“Tom was a wonderful guy and a great friend. I'd like to be included in the gathering but I may be writing too late. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kitty Hepfer - Columbia, SC

“Tom was such a great guy. I'd like to be included in the gathering. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kitty Hepfer - Columbia, SC

“What sad news. Tom will be missed by so many friends. Rest in peace, Tom. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lew and Judy Johnson - Lexington, SC

“Tom was such a big part of thecommunity of music intelligent,curious and creative man...i would like to be included in the gathering of...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: sallie guess - cola, SC

“So sorry for the loss of Tom. I worked with Tom at the USC School of Medicine Library as his Aministrative Assistant for 22 years. I could tell...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Helen Sinclair Columbia, SC

“We are shocked and deeply saddened to lose Tom as a member of the Still Hopes "family". We will miss him, and we send our condolences to those who...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Podie Brunton - West Columbia, SC

“Tom was such a creative and interesting fellow. Although healthcare and librarianship were his professional fields, he loved to talk about just about...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Bob and Kim NOe - Columbia

“Tom You were my mentor, my friend, and in many ways my creative soul mate. Thinking back, I cannot believe how much you have influenced my life. ...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Julie J McGowan - Richmond, VT

“I am so sorry to hear of Tom's death. His dedication to the School of Medicine was always so evident, so professional, and his challenges to us for...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Elizabeth Langley Woodard - SC

“I am deeply saddened by Tom's demise and he shall truly be missed. Working together for 30 years Tom was an affable person always looking for the...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Michael McQuillin - Lexington, SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He will be missed. I would like to be included in the visitation. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sara Howe - Columbia, SC

“Tom and I were the first faculty at the School of Medicine and I will miss the many conversations and interactions over the past 30+ years. His...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Borg - Lexington, SC

“Tom contributed a great deal to the enhancement of all types of libraries in South Carolina. During my career with the South Carolina State Library,...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: John Landrum - Etowah, NC

“On behalf of the faculty and staff of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library, I want to share our sadness about the loss of Tom....Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Ruth Riley - Columbia, SC

“Mike and I want to be included in the gathering at Elaine's house. As a friend and colleague of 35+ years, I will miss Tom greatly, but I am glad...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Smith - Columbia, SC

“Tom was a very special person who contributed so much to the establishment of the USCSM We will all miss him very much. It was a privilege to have...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Higgins - columbia,sc, SC

“We were shocked and saddened to hear of Tom's passing. We were colleagues for many years during his tenure at the USC School of Medicine. He worked...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Anne & Ken Robichaux - SC

“I work at Still Hopes where Mr. Lange lived. So sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Connie T. Rozier - West Columbia, SC

COLUMBIA Raymond Thomas Lange, Jr., age 76, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was born in Jackson, Tenn., the son of the late Raymond T. Lange, Sr. of Little Rock, Ark. and the late Sarah Elizabeth Neel Lange of Memphis, Tenn. He is survived by his two sisters, Betty L. Peden of Royse City, Texas and her family, Julie L. Shuptrine of N. Little Rock, Ark., and her sons Christopher and Matthew and their families, along with his former wife and best friend, Elaine Camp of Columbia and her family.
Mr. Lange attended public schools in Memphis, Tenn. and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He graduated from Memphis State University with a BA in English and in 1970 completed his Masters in Library Science from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. In 1975 he moved to Columbia to assist with the founding of the School of Medicine of the University of South Carolina. One of his proudest achievements was the design and construction of the new medical library on the grounds of the Dorn VA Medical Center campus. He served as Director of the Medical Library and of Information Services until his retirement in December 1998.
Mr. Lange was a lover of the arts and an active supporter of the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, the USC School of Music, and the Columbia Museum of Art. He was an interesting and unusual man who had insatiable curiosity and a wide range of interests and artistic talents. He will be missed by his friends and extended family.
A gathering of friends and family is tentatively planned for Saturday, December 1 at the home of Elaine Camp. If you sign the online guest book at, please indicate if you would like to be included. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.