SMETHPORT - Dorothy Lynn Long, 66, of Crosby, died unexpectedly in the loving care of her family Thursday evening (Oct. 25, 2012) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
She was born March 6, 1946, in Lowville, N.Y., a daughter of Paul and Althea Higby Patterson. On May 8, 1967, in Sittville, N.Y., she married Charles A. Long, who survives.
Mrs. Long was a graduate of South Lewis Central School in Turin, N.Y. She was in the first graduating class of the school in 1964.
Mrs. Long was a homemaker and cared for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Melissa L. (Chip Martin) Long of Cyclone, Wendy (Jeff) Neatrour of Crosby, and Jessica (Steve) Gustin of Eldred; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, Andy, Ashley, Lacey, Tyler and Zac; four great-grandchildren, Jonah, Payton, Lucas and Greyson; two sisters, Paula J. (Bill) Linihan and Carol L. (Leonard) Strife; two brothers, Brian D. (Marilyn) Patterson and Bruce O. (Teresa) Patterson; and 19 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials may be made to a
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