Edward Francis Longo Jr. (Ned), 53, of Windsor, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on the afternoon of July 9, 2014, in Windsor. Ed was born Jan. 9, 1961, in Scranton, Pa.
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Ed was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Claire (Marzani) Longo; and many close family and friends.
Ed is survived by his wife, Lisa (Miller), Windsor; sister, Dianne Longo, Mountaintop, Pa.; son, Edward III and his wife, Jennifer, Vestal, N.Y.; stepchildren, Audrey (Jake) Dupont, Windsor; and Amber (Wilson) Batista; his little buddy; granddaughter, Isabella, Binghamton, N.Y.; and mother of his son, Diana Longo, Vestal.
Ed was a graduate of Vestal High School. Following in his father's footsteps, Ed was employed by Binghamton University in the psychology and biology departments as the lab equipment designer. He was a lifelong machinist, hunter, fisherman, knife maker, collector, gunsmith, marksman, animal lover, motorcycle fabricator and rider. He was a dedicated fan of his son-in-law Wilson Batista's professional baseball career and the N.Y. Yankees. Ed was the co-founder of Vestal Center Motorcycle Club, president of the Windsor Sportsmen's Association, NRA recruiter and a top world-ranked benchrest shooter. An avid dog lover, Ed was predeceased by his three dogs, Bear, Misty and Jack; along with surviving dogs, Willie and Girlie.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home LLC, 765 Main St., Vestal. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Main Street, Vestal.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ed's memory to the Humane Society, 2 Jackson St., Binghamton, NY 13903.
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Published in Scranton Times on July 13, 2014