Mrs. Long ~ You were our mail lady for many years on Meade Avenue in Ellet. My mother was Jean Kennedy, over the years you became a very good friend of hers and she often spoke of you and trusted in the friendship you both shared. Unfortunely she passed away suddenly at the age of 49, I am the same age as Russ. I not only want to express my condolences of the loss of your son, but to say "Thank You" for being a friend to my Mother when she needed a friend. God Bless you!
We offer our prayers of comfort to your family at this sad time. Like so many other East High kids, Russ found fulfillment in service to his community. We were all fortunate to have some one like Russ touch our lives. We are all diminished by his loss. May his memory be eternal.
East High Alumni Association
Mrs. Long & family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son Russ. As many people have written, he was a hero for so many people - his family, his family in Blue and his East High School family. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that the loving care you gave Russ also makes you a hero; not only to your son, but to your children, your grandchildren and to so many mothers and fathers who can't possibly imagine what it has been like for you for so many years. May all of the good memories you have of Russ stay with you always.
God Bless You Officer Jonathan "Russ" Long You gave us the best part of Your Life to Protect Us for that We Thank You and Your Family and They and You have Our Respect To His Children and Family be very Proud of You Father and Son and Brother He was a Real Police Officer and never stopped being one a real Hero an Amazing Man He will Live on He will be that voice to a lone Officer on a Traffic Stop that warns them of Danger that saves their Life the Backup from above He will serve as He always has an Honorable Amazing Real Blue Blood Cop God Bless You All and Thank You in May You Find Peace Jonathan will live on in Our Hearts forever
To Russ's family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Russ, he was so nice, funny and popular. I consider myself lucky to have been one of his friends. I was so upset when I heard of Russ's accident and prayed for him every day. I ran into Russ and his mom several times, but the first time I had not seen him in many years and was amazed that he still remembered me. Each time I ran into them he always knew who I was. I was out of town and just learned of Russ's passing. Russ will be missed by many. He was a true inspiration to anyone lucky enough to know him. May God Bless all of his family during this difficult time. R.I.P. Russ
Dear Long family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was friends with Russ in Jr High and high school. He was caring, thoughtful, intelligent, polite with a quiet sense of humor at that age. We all knew he would grow up to be the kind of man we have been reading about in the Beacon all these years.
God Bless your family always,
Julie Sees De Luca
I worked with Russ over 30 years ago and have never forgotten him. Even back then he showed himself to be of high quality with much potential. God bless you Barbara and the rest of Russ's family.
I've known Russ for 43 of my 51 years. He was an honorable man, which was so evident at the beautiful service today. Dearest Long family, I pray for the God of all comfort to grant you the peace that can only come from Him.
Our thoughts and prayers to Russ' family during this time of loss and sorrow. He may be gone, but he will most certainly not be forgotten,
Dear Long Family,
Russ was an amazing man, a true HERO in a world where that word is tossed about lightly. There are no words or deeds that can lighten your burden right now. Just know that not only are you in the thoughts and prayers of Russ' APD family, but also by all Akron residences.
Stay true to your faith, and that one day - in His time - you will all be reunited in Paradise.
Jessi, our heartfelt condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jan Trent, Ashley Balazowich
Jessica, <3 to you and yoyr family..after ready all the acticles on you dad you should be proud to be his daughter as should all your siblings...you look just like him.i never had a chance to meet him but from you I am sure you will carry on his legacy..bless you jess hugs to you all!!!!!
Barbara, Kelly Family, and other family members:
Keeping all in prayer in this difficult time. You have been an inspiration in Russ's life to us at Tricounty Medical.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Russ Long. I'm sure he made a difference in every life that he touched. May he rest peacefully in God's hands.
We appreciate you trusting us with the care of your loved one at this difficult time.
Rest in peace Russ. You will always be a hero to me.
My deepest sympathies to the Long family. I knew Russ and Beth during high school days. It's wonderful to read how Russ touched so many lives during his 51 years on this earth. It's comforting to know he is with his maker now. Peace and blessings to all.
August 17, 2013
Sorry for you loss. Russ has touch many lives. May God be with your family. Akron has lost one of it Finest RIP RUSS
~ Donna Boyles-Kinney, Akron, Ohio
To the Long Family, Russs will always be a hero to many !!He would always stop and say hi to me when he was in his patrol car. He was a great guy! He will be missed by all !!!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the long family.
To the entire Long family, you are in my prayers, Russ is free and at peace ,may God keep you all close to him at this difficult time.
To the Entire Long Family you have my Deepest Condolences and Sympathy at the Loss of one of Akron's Finest!!!!! God Bless Each and Everyone of You During this Difficult Time.
Russ, I remember the first time you came out for softball practice with your first police team. I was amazed at your speed and athleticism. I'm sure that God has a place in His lineup for you. My condolences to all who will miss this wonderful young man.
Beth and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your faith and memories sustain you in the days to come. You are all in my prayers.
Russ inspired us all. He will not be forgotten.
I am so very sorry about the loss of your beloved son/father. May the loving memories always comfort each of you. May Russ be at peace. With deepest sympathy and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers for the Long family. God bless
Dear Mrs. Long and family,
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved son/father. He will always be remembered and respected.
GOD bless you!
This world has one less hero. May God bless Russ's family and may all of you find comfort in the knowledge that Russ touched so many.
Dear Barb: May God richly bless you for all you have done for Russ over the years. It's obvious he loved you so much and appreciated you. Just as Russ was an inspiration to us all you have inspired us just as much through your selfless dedication to him and also to those of us in law enforcement that you ministered to over the years. I pray for God's peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.
Chief Steve Finical (Summit County sheriff's Office - Retired)
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thanks Russ, It was a true joy to know you!