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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Complete Obituary
C. Richard Long
  C. Richard Long, 82, 122 Phillips Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 a.m. March 28, 2010, at his home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Troy to Hubert and Neva Holloway Long. On June 18, 1950, he married Marilyn J. Ward, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, John (Marlene Krieg) Long, St. Marys, Cindy (Joe) Walkup, Wapakoneta, Sue (Bill) Cheslock, St. Marys, and Melissa (Branch) Goodson, Greenville, N.C.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Patty Lou Long, and JoAnn Netzley.
He worked as a funeral director, having worked at Roy Miller Funeral Home in West Milton, Yoder Funeral Home in St. Marys and Yoder, Long and Folk Funeral Homes in St. Marys and Wapakoneta. He was a 1945 graduate of New High School in Pleasant Hill and a 1949 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II.
He belonged to Rotary, Kiwanis, Jaycees and the Sertoma Clubs. He was a master mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Shriner, president of the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce, past president of St. Marys Little League and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts in Greenville, N.C. He helped with development of the Neil Armstrong Airport. He was a member of the United Church of Christ.
Services are 3:30 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Ed Bray and the Rev. Bill O'Donnell officiating. Burial with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and the American Legion Post 323 will be held at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to SART.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
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