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TIMOTHY M. LONG - MASSENA, N.Y. - Timothy M. Long, 73, of Elm Circle, passed away on May 11, 2014, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice. Timothy was born on Jan. 12, 1941, in Massena, N.Y., the son of James and Esther (Ward) Long. He graduated from Massena Central School and SUNY at Potsdam with a Master's Degree in English. He taught English at West Genesee High School for three years, and then in 1977 he began work at Norwood-Norfolk High School as an English teacher, and retired in 2000. He was a past President of the Sacred Heart Parish Council; he was a life member and prior Board Member of the Massena Country Club, Massena Elks Lodge B.P.O.E., and member of the NYS Teachers Association. Additionally, Tim served as Chairperson of Section X Hockey, was a member of the Massena Recreation Commission, and a lifelong athlete in the community, playing on various high school teams, and on the Warriors semipro football team in Massena. Tim was a dedicated coach at West Genesee, Massena Central, Norwood Norfolk High Schools, and at Potsdam State University. As a coach, he led two ice hockey teams to New York State Division I championships; 1993 and again in 1995. Both teams were inducted into the Massena Central High School Hall of Fame, and the New York State Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 2005, Tim was recognized and inducted as a coach in the New York State High School Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. On May 15, 1976, he married Deborah Tricase at Port Bryon, N.Y. Timothy is survived by his wife, Deborah; four children, Timothy and Lisa of Massena, N.Y., Tracy and Charles Bird of New York City, N.Y., Jennifer A. of South Burlington, Vt., and Zachary M. of Syracuse, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Catherine, Danielle, Kelly and Cade; brother, Joseph and Diane of Aurora, N.Y.; sisters, Martha and Jeff Slack of Massena, N.Y., and Nora and Craig Maguire of Baldwinsville, N.Y. He was predeceased by brother, James; and sister, Judy Post. Friends and family may be received on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 12 p.m. at the Church of Sacred Heart, with the Rev. Kevin J. O'Brien and the Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to , 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 13, 2014
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