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Thomas E. Long, 73

February 01, 2011
  • Thomas E. Long
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MARCH 23, 1937-JAN. 31, 2011

BOONSBORO — Thomas E. “Tom” Long, 73, of Young Avenue in Boonsboro, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Born March 23, 1937, he was the son of the late Elmer C. Long Sr. and Lillian Elizabeth (Seipler) Long.

Tom retired from the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown after 33 years of employment, after which he was employed by the town of Boonsboro.

Mr. Long was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro. He was also a life member of the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, a member of the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service Inc., the Sons of the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10, an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc., and the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport. He also was a volunteer with the Washington County Fire Police.

He is survived by his wife, Leona M. (Myers) Long; his two daughters, Sharon M. and her husband, Ronnie Reeves, of Boonsboro, and Debra L. and her husband, Daryl Long, of Hagerstown; his son, Thomas K. Long and his wife, Deena, of Boonsboro; his six grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Courtney, Katie, Megan and Evan; and his two great-grandchildren, Tristin and Donnivan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Long was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline V. Losh; six brothers, Elmer C. Long Jr., Francis E. Long, Russell L. Long, James A. Long, Robert L. Long, and Richard L. Long; and his grandson, Chuck Clevenger.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Joseph I. Donovan III will officiate. Burial will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the funeral home, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, 5 St. Paul St., Boonsboro MD 21713; or to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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