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Walter Long

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Walter Donaldson Long 1944-2011 MANCHESTER, VT Walter D. Long, died peacefully on 13 April 2011 at his home in Manchester, Vt., in the company of his loving family. Walter is survived by his beloved wife, Cathy, his two sons, Chris of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Wally of Helena, Montana, his two daughter in-laws, Yuki Murata and Valerie Schurter Long, and his five grandchildren. Walt and Cathy were long-time residents of Summit, New Jersey where Walt served as Mayor from 1996-2003. A graduate of The Pingry School and a member of the school's Board of Trustees from 1982-1992, Walt has continuously been an active alumnus. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1967. He joined Travelong, a family-owned business, in 1965 and has continued to serve the community as owner and President of his local travel services company for the past 35 years. He was a loving and caring father, a devoted and passionate husband, always a true and loyal friend, and in the word's of his grandchildren "the best ever!" Brewster Funeral Service in Manchester, VT has been entrusted with the care of Mr. Long's funeral arrangements.

Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 16, 2011
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