Dear brother Dick and family,
So saddened and shocked to read of the passing of Richard. Deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends.
Don't recall if we got to meet him at your daughter Deborah's memorial service in Ilion. Wonderful man from a wonderful family. I always say: Go Pats !!!
Bob and Dorie Klippel @ Hernando, FL.
Deb and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kenny and Amanda (27P OOB)
I worked indirectly with Dick Long at Munters. I work in Texas, but I interacted with Dick many times. I am saddened by this news. I actually grew up in Port Charlotte, FL, and I went to school in Tampa at USF. My dad was also named Richard, but went by Dick. He passed away at 62. So, this story hits close to home for me. I am sorry for your loss. The Long family is in my prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you all and give you comfort in your time of mourning.
Len & I will always remember Dick from Powderhorn Camping Resort in Old Orchard Beach Maine, where we all spend our summer season!!! He was a easy going wonderful person who always had a smile on his face, We are so shocked and saddened by this tragic & Sudden loss, Our hearts go out to Deb & All his family, Our Sincere Sympathy Len & Deb Beaulieu
I will never forget those days when our sons were running cross country in high school. I’m not sure who was more excited when they won a meet...the boys, or Dick and I. Somewhere there is a video that would prove it. What great memories! He was such an upbeat person and had that positive attitude. So glad we were able to get together on several occasions when we were vacationing in Florida. We will miss him greatly. God Bless.
This is sad news: I truly respected Dick Long. We had a number of ‘wrestle-offs’ all through high school and he was always a very, very serious challenge for me! He was a constant reminder of high school competition and what true sportsmanship was all about. I learned a great deal from Dick and considered him a good friend. He’s still teaching me, lookout retirement here I come. Thanks again Dick IOU.
I am so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing and want to send my deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends . I was fortunate to watch the Super Bowl at Dick & Deb’s a few years back in Florida, and have great memories of that visit . He was a very generous soul and will he missed by many....
So sorry for your loss.
Sandra Simonette Theobald
Im truelly saddened by this news. He was a good friend of mine in high school wrestling. My prayers and condolences to the family. Rest in heaven my friend.
My condolences to the Long family. I have known Dick since high school. A person of great integrity that I am happy to call friend. Gone too soon.
Mary Richards Hoy
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