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Frederick Carlton Long, 78

September 28, 2010
  • Frederick Carlton Long, 78
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APRIL 2, 1932-SEPT. 26, 2010

Frederick Carlton Long, 78, of Sunset Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 2, 1932, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late William M. and Margaret Hasson Long.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Eva Long, on April 2, 2010.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He served in the West Virginia Air National Guard and West Virginia Army Reserves.

He retired from Beaver Mechanical. He was previously employed with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, Reeders Nursing Home in Boonsboro and Rosemary's Florist in Williamsport.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville, where he served as head usher and participated in church activities.

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He was a life member of DAV and Boonsboro American Legion Post 10 for 32 years. He was a past member of the VFW in Martinsburg.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol Burger and husband, Wayne, of Keedysville, Susan Grimm and husband, John, of Falling Waters, and Peggy Wade and fiance, Bill Lushbaugh, of Hagerstown; two sons, Michael Reed and wife, Kimberly, and Mark T. Reed and wife, Karen, all of Berkeley Springs; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Sierra Allen; four sisters, Catherine Fraizer, Anna Norrinton, Vivian Long and Dorothy Dick; and four brothers, William Long Jr., James A. Long, James O. Long and Garland Long.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church, Keedysville, Md. The Rev. Jennifer Kokoski will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist, 25 S. Main St., Keedysville, MD 21756.

Online condolences are accepted at http://www.minnich.com.

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