Donald E. DeLong, 90, chief master sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired), died March 20, 2013.
Born Aug. 21, 1922 in Ford City, Pa., Don called San Antonio his home for the last 50 years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1969 after 26 years of service.
During the 1960s and 1970s, he and his wife were very active square dancers. He also loved his dogs. Sugar, his Jack Russell Terrier, was a great comfort to him after his wife, daughter and son passed away. His grandson, Clifton DeLong, was his primary caregiver for the last two years of his life.
He will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell DeLong; his daughter, Judy A. Stockton; and his son, Terry DeLong.
He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Ball, 91, of Ford City; his brother, Clyde DeLong, 85, of Kittanning, Pa.; and his grandsons, Clifton DeLong, 30, and Trevor DeLong, 22, both of San Antonio.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Porter Loring Mortuary Chapel, 1100 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas. Don's wish was to be cremated and buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
He also requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Orphans of the Storm, a no-kill animal shelter, P.O. Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201.
Arrangements provided by Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio. To sign the guest book, visit www.porterloring.com.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 4, 2013