NANTY GLO - Edwin Dean Long, 75, of Austin, formerly of Nanty Glo, died Tuesday (April 24, 2012) due to an automobile accident.
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Born March 16, 1937, in Nanty Glo, he was a son of Samuel Blaine and Lillian Tobin Long.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He also served as a Wharton Township Supervisor.
He was a life member, past commander, past deputy commander and county president of the Nanty Glo American Legion Post 619, and Society of 40 and 8. He was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 23, Pittsburgh.
Surviving are two sons, Shawn M. (Cathy) Long and Kevin M. (Amy) Long; a daughter, Danielle Denise Long of Mundys Corner; grandchildren Mackenzie Shawn Long, Ainsley Elizabeth Long and Aiden Samuel Long; and a brother, J. Martin Long.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters M. Agnes Long and Betty Dumm; an infant brother, Carl, and brothers Thomas Cassius Long and S. Richard Long.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Bowser-Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Nanty Glo, with the Rev. Geno Bartoletti officiating. Veterans services will be conducted by the local veterans organizations. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Wharton Tavern.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Potter County Snowmobile Club or East Fork Sportsman's Club.
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 27 to May 1, 2012