Donald Joseph "Bud" Long, age 86, of Emmitsburg, Md., died on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at his home following an extended illness.
Born August 17, 1922 in Motters Station, Md., he was the son of the late Grant Joseph and Emma Grace (Miller) Long. He was the husband of 57 years to Marilyn Roberta (Weddle) Long.
Donald farmed on the family farm in his early years, and later worked for 40 years as a machinist with Thurmont Shoe Factory. He was a member of Incarnation United Church of Christ in Emmitsburg, Md. He loved spending time with his family and especially his children and grandchildren.
Surviving are four children, Douglas "Mug" Long and Terry Ryder of Emmitsburg, Md., Tara Elizabeth Myers and husband Terry of Fairfield, Shelly Ann Long and Joseph Stromberg of Fairfield, Kelly Jo Wantz and husband Thomas of Fairfield; five grandchildren, Steven Long and wife Michele of
Warfordsburg, Eric Long of Fairfield, Thomas Drew Wantz of Fairfield, Ethan David Long of Sabillasville, Md., and Hannah Camille King of Fairfield; a great-grandson, Remington Wyatt Long; a devoted sister, Doris Joy of Emmitsburg, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Dot Long of Westminster, Md., Ethel Long of
Taneytown, Md.; a brother-in-law, Thomas Hoke of Emmitsburg, Md.; devoted friends and neighbors Betty and William Meredith of Emmitsburg, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by two children, Donna Jean Long and Carla Denise Long; and by six siblings, Beulah Motter, Evelyn Rohrbaugh, Ethel Hoke, Leonard Long, Carl Long, and Ralph Long.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, with his pastor, the Rev. Reginald Rice officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Frederick, Md. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 18, from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-0799 or to the American Lung Association, 1840 York Road, Suite M, Lutherville, MD 21093.
Pallbearers will be Drew Wantz; Ethan, Steven, and Eric Long; Terry Myers; and Joe Strombert.