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Edward B. (Ned) Long III

1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Edward B. (Ned) Long III Obituary
E. B. Long, III, PhD

Edward B. (Ned) Long, III passed away May 2, 2014.

Born in White Plains, N.Y. on December 5, 1927, he was predeceased by his parents, Edward B. Long, Jr. and Ethyl (Rensen) Long; and his sister, Barbara L. Potter.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joan C. Long; and by his children, James M. Long (partner, Dr. Anita D. Miller and daughter Hannah N. Keener), Nancy E. Long (Richard W. Loomis), Margaret L. Lawrence (Robert J.); his grandchildren, Alicia L. Loomis (Logan M. Kivo), Catherine E. Loomis, Daniel A. Lawrence, Elizabeth A. Lawrence (fiancé Benjamin Faber); and his great-grandchild, Liliana M. Kivo.

Following service in the U.S. Army from 1946-47, Ned graduated from Hamilton College in 1951. After a career with a division of Union Carbide Corp., he earned a Masters Degree and PhD from Kent State Univ. For several years he worked for the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) in Cleveland. In 1981 he established his own environmental consulting business and closed the business in 2005.

While family and friends grieve the loss in their lives, they will long remember his love of family, his passion for biology and the environment, his scientific expertise, culinary skills, and his determined, courageous fight against Parkinson's disease.

The family thanks the staff of Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, Hospice Care and Joseph Schnell, Hanson Services, for their compassionate care during the last months of his life.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a private remembrance at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Akron General Visiting Nurse Service, Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333; American Parkinson's Disease Association,135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305; Biological Sciences Dept., Kent State University Foundation, P.O. 5190, Kent, OH 44242.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on May 4, 2014
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