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Paul Long

October 20, 1928 June 3, 2018
Paul Long
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Obituary for Paul Long

N. Paul Long, 89, of New Hope, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, at his home.

Paul was born in Pennsylvania on Oct. 20, 1928, a son of the late Fannie Louisa (Beck) and Rev. Walter Carl Long. He was the fifth son, sixth child of ten children.

He retired from the US Air Force where he served as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War. He was also a real estate salesman and farrier. He attended Harriston United Methodist Church.

He was united in marriage to Catherine (Sandridge) Long on November 1, 1980. They were married for 37 years and had met riding through the valley on the bicentennial wagon train in 1976.

Paul is survived by five daughters, Diane Bartholomew, Teresa Meredith and husband, Chuck, Paula Hesse and husband, John, Kathryn Long, and Martha Nicholas and husband Mike; a sister, Mary Louise Howard; two brothers, Mark Long and wife, Betty, and Daniel Long and wife, Jean; a brother-in-law, John Sandridge and wife Jean. Ten grandchildren, Amy, Melanie, Emily, Carl, Stacey, Chris, Becky, Sarah, Annie and Justin, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a grandson, Jake Nicholas; and siblings, Joseph Long, James Long, John Long, Ruth Lucas, David Long, and Phillip Long.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 PM Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Crimora, with Pastor Cam Carte officiating. Burial will follow at Middle River Church Cemetery in Fort Defiance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 38, New Hope, VA 24469 and/or Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

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6:00 PM 6/6/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/6/2018 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Grottoes Location

201 Dogwood Avenue
Grottoes, VA 24441

Johnson Funeral Service - Grottoes Location
201 Dogwood Avenue Grottoes 24441 VA
United States

funeral service




2:00 PM 6/7/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/7/2018 3:00:00 PM
Mount Bethel United Methodist Church

148 Rock Mountain Lane
Crimora, VA 24431

Mount Bethel United Methodist Church
148 Rock Mountain Lane Crimora 24431 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Middle River Church of the Brethren Cemetery Final Resting Place

2077 Knightly Mill Rd
Ft. Defiance, VA 24437

2077 Knightly Mill Rd Ft. Defiance 24437 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

New Hope Fire and Rescue

PO Box 38
New Hope, VA 24469

Hospice of the Shenandoah

64 Sports Medicine Dr
PO Box 215
Fishersville, VA 22939

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