Larry R. Long

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  • "Chris and family, words cannot express our feelings...."
    - Jim & Melanie Eisenhour
  • "Our sincere condolences to Larry's family. May his memory..."
    - Alice & Mike Mallick
  • "We loved spending time at Larry & Chris' house, both in and..."
    - Kyle & Beth Deppen
  • "A great guy to work with and a good friend."
    - Allen Blouch
  • "Larry was a great coach and mentor to youth throughout the..."
    - Terry Smith

Larry R. Long PALMYRA Larry R Long, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born Saturday, June 26, 1943 in Lebanon to the late Walter B. and Hannah (Fox) Long. He is survived by his loving wife Christine L. (Dunlap) Long. Larry had retired from a 40-year career at the Hershey Company, where he was manager of product standards development and maintenance. Larry coached and mentored Palmyra VFW baseball players for 18 years. Many young men in Lebanon County still know him as "LL". He had a big impact on the players that he coached! He also coached Little League baseball in the Palmyra Civic Baseball Association for a number of years. For many years, Larry played and enjoyed slow pitch and fast pitch softball for the First United Methodist Church team. After graduating from Annville Cleona High School in 1961. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in the Armor Corp. Larry was an avid and loyal Phillies fan, and a very avid golfer. Larry loved Jimmy Buffet as well as the Eagles Band. He loved vacationing at the beach with his family. He enjoyed cruising the islands with his wife, Chris and friends. He enjoyed interacting with his grandchildren in all their sporting events, as well as playing with them in the family pool. His favorite hobby when he wasn't playing golf was woodworking and building furniture in his workshop. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by three sons, Bruce, Scott, and Nathan and their spouses; two daughters, Traci and Danielle and their spouses; two nephews, Barry Books, Bobby Long and their spouses. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and his 14 grandchildren. He was loved and respected by his family, his many, many friends, and colleagues, and his sense of humor brightened their lives. He was predeceased by three brothers, Mervin, Earl, Walter; and a sister, Lois. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13th at 11 a.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 West Pine St., Palmyra, PA 17078 with Rev. Douglas Smith officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Annville. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Thursday, June 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to of Central PA, 125 Lucy Ave, Hummelstown, 17036. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rothermelfuneralhome.com
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Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
25 W Pine St Palmyra, PA 17078
(717) 838-9211
Funeral Home Details
Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 10, 2014
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