Richard H "Dick" Long (1933 - 2016)

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Richard H. (Dick) Long passed away peacefully at Providence Extended Care on April 2, 2016 in Anchorage, AK at the age of 82.
Richard was born to Ezra & Arline Long on August 25, 1933 in Scottsbluff, NE. The family moved to the Seattle, WA area when he was just a young boy. He graduated from Highline High School in Burien, WA in 1952, at which time he joined the U.S. Army. After basic training he was assigned to Juneau, AK in the Army Signal Corps.
In 1955, he married Elaine Bland. Richard got out of the signal corps and went into Defense Investigative Service (military intelligence). Then the travel began. During his time of service he was stationed in Baltimore, MD, Seattle, WA, Paris, France, Berlin, Germany and Syracuse, NY after which he served in Vietnam and finished his military career in Juneau, AK.
After retiring from the military, Richard went to work for the State of Alaska, Dept. of Commerce as the Chief Investigator for Occupational Licensing. He then retired from the state in June 1987 and took on a several year project of remodeling his home on 12th Street.
Richard was a lifetime member of the Elks Juneau #420, a member of the Pioneers of Alaska and a past president and lifetime member of the Juneau Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association.
Richard is survived by his wife Elaine, of 60 years, of Juneau, son's Mark and Brian (Robyn) of Juneau, sister Maudie Lawson (Jim) of Mt. Vernon, WA, brother Vern Long (Mary) of Friday Harbor, WA and brother Mike Long of Grotto, WA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Ezra Long, mother and step-father Arline & Bill Heritage and sister Linda Schwendt.
Per Richard's request, no formal service is planned. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice & Home Care of Juneau 419 6th Street Juneau, AK 99801. For those interested, the family may be reached c/o Mark Long at P.O. Box 210532 Auke Bay, AK 99821
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 2 to June 1, 2016
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