Charlene M. Long, 52, a resident of Schwenksville, Pa., passed away peacefully, early Saturday morning, surrounded by family and friends, at the home of her sister, Christin Meighan, in Forty Fort, following a one-year battle with cancer.
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Born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Wilkes-Barre, Charlene was the daughter of Robert R. Long, of Swoyersville, and the late Carol A. (Minnick) Long, who passed away on Aug. 19, 2011.
Raised in Swoyersville, Charlene was a graduate of the former Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston, Class of 1978. She was an active member of the class reunion committee.
Charlene was the president and CEO of CM Long and Associates LLC, Schwenksville. Additionally, for 31 years, Charlene was the finance director for various Philadelphia area car dealerships, most recently, Del Toyota, Thorndale, Pa.
A woman of many enjoyments, Charlene enjoyed cooking, gardening and hosting many "shindigs" at her home. Traveling was one of her greatest passions, and she always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends seaside.
Most of all, Charlene had a great love and devotion for her family, friends and her pets, Prince, Ricky, Lucy and the late Buster Brown. It was known by many that Charlene loved to pamper and spoil her beloved nieces and nephews. Though her presence will be deeply missed, her loving and generous spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends.
In addition to her father, Robert R. Long, Charlene is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Long, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Christin Meighan and her husband, Tom, of Forty Fort; her companion, Kristian Gallagher; her nieces and nephews, Kelly Meighan, Thomas Meighan, Katy Meighan, Dylan Yepiz, Katrina Yepiz, Mateo Yepiz and Ali Yepiz; and many dear friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Richard J. Cirba, family friend, officiating.
Those attending the funeral service are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church on Thursday morning, as there will be no procession from the funeral home to the church.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.
Family and friends are invited to call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charlene's memory to the SPCA of Montgomery County, 1059 Sweisford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 26, 2013