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WALTER P. LONG Jr. Obituary
Long, Walter P., Jr.
Of Tucson, AZ, October 26, 2012. Born in Everett, MA, 8/23/29 to Walter P. Long Sr. and Greta (Lawson) Long. Grad of Everett HS in 1947. United States Coast Guard 1948 to 1953 as Radioman 1st USCGC Matagorda He was honorably discharged in 1953 and joined the Cambridge Fire Department in 1954. During his career as a Firefighter in Cambridge Sta 7 in Kendall Sq. Lieutenant Sta 1 hear Harvard Sq, and he lead a crew on the Rescue Squad for 29 years. Last at Ladder 4 on Sherman Street. Walter also served as an EMT instructor and as a Mass state examiner/Program coordinator. There are many alive today because of the things he did or taught others to do. Walter retired in 1988 moved to Tucson, AZ. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Goodwin) formerly of Rochester NH, Son James and wife Lisa (Melvin) Long, Daughters Karen Long, and Susan (Long) Spalla Husband Lane. He was preceded in death by son Steven Long who died at birth. He has five grand children, Amy, Kimberly and Leland Long, Austin and Alexis Spalla. Donations can be made to the Last Alarm foundation, PO Box 18408, Tucson AZ 85731. http://lastalarmfoundation.com/donations/

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 29, 2012
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