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Leader in Orthopaedic Surgery, Trauma and Sports Medicine, Dies at 71



William G. DeLong Jr., M.D., an accomplished orthopaedic surgeon, Network Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Luke's University Health Network, former team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers, and widely respected doctor both nationally and internationally died from a sudden heart attack on Friday in Camden, NJ. He was 71. He leaves his wife (Ginny) of 48 years, son Christian, daughter Lauren (Greg Ng) and grandson Joel Opdenhoff. Sisters Rosemary Duffy (William), Theresa Ackerman (Bruce) and Brother in Law Frederick Decker. His nephew Daniel Ackerman (Christina). Nieces Jennifer Duffy, Julia Higgins (Tim), Sarah Becker (Matt), Bonnie Baab, Lisa Dowd (Mike), Emma Ackerman and of course his faithful four legged companion Stella.

Dr. DeLong trained countless surgeons and was a genuine leader whose most recent position as Chairman at St. Luke's oversaw the rapid growth and development of a community program into a large network of academic specialists. Always leading by example, he continued to take overnight trauma call responsibilities and maintained full surgical and clinic schedules up until his passing. He never turned a patient away, never said no to a colleague in need, and generously mentored countless new surgeons. His contributions continue to benefit patients and doctors around the world.

Bill was a lifelong Philadelphia and South Jersey resident - born, raised and educated in the Philadelphia area. An avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, it was hard to pull him away from any game. As an athlete himself he participated in triathlons and was very active in both personal competition and support of athletic endeavors at all levels.

Dr. DeLong was an accomplished drummer playing in the world champion Cardinal Dougherty High School Marching Band from 1962-66, and many happy years in drum and bugle corps, beginning with the Rising Sun Cadets, PAL Cadets and finally with the 1968-70 state and national champions Blue Rock.

William G. DeLong, Jr., M.D. completed undergraduate degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Temple University and St. Joseph's University, respectively. He graduated from the Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

He served many leadership roles at Cooper University Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Temple University Hospital. He was currently serving as the Network Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Luke's University Health Network. He also lent his expertise to the Philadelphia Flyers as well as multiple other professional, collegiate, and youth sports teams.

Dr. DeLong was an active member of professional organizations as well as a board member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, and Healing the Children of Philadelphia County. He has been recognized with awards including Best Doctors in America, Top Physician in multiple publications, as well as teaching and research awards.

Dr. DeLong was a sought-after educator, not only taught at the bedside and in the clinic, but taught at a high level at training courses throughout his career, was course chairman and keynote lecturer around the country, and has written numerous book chapters and scientific publications.

Bill was also well-known for his "boots on the ground" humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake and his leadership as Chairman of the Humanitarian Committee of the OTA. He was a member of the Trauma Critical Care Team of the Department of Homeland Security for many years. In addition to these professional service activities, he was active as a consultant to the Haddonfield Child Care Advisory Board, a member of the Haddonfield Little League Board of Directors, Cub Scout master, the Haddonfield Substance Abuse Task Force, and coach of the Haddonfield Junior Basketball Team.

Dr. DeLong's family will receive friends at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ UPDATE 3/16/2020 – GREETING TIME CHANGE 5:00-7:00pm and again on Thursday morning at 10:00 am at Christ the King RC Church, 200 Windsor Ave., Haddonfield. Please refer to our website, www.kainmurphy.com for any additional updates. Following the greeting, all are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial at the Church beginning at 11:00 am. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the STG Foundation, PO Box 60, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, Healing the Children, 46 St. Andrews Ct., Westhampton, NJ 08060 and Burlington County Animal Alliance https://bcaaofnj.org/

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Published in Morning Call on Mar. 16, 2020.
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July 29, 2020
I first met Bill in Medical School. he was next to me in the alphabet. We were lab partners in anatomy and good friends all through school. Our paths separated after we graduated, but when my mother had a back problem Bill was the doctor I wanted her to see.

Bill was a great person and is the only one I knew that had the match select his specialty. Bill liked all aspects of medicine, but he wanted to stay in Philadelphia for his residency. So when it was time to put in his match choices, he selected the hospitals he wanted to train in and then applied for Surgery, Medicine and Ob Gyn to those hospitals.

Bill and I went to interview for surgery at Penn together and at that interview is when he found out about Penn’s Ortho program. Bill was taking an Orthopedic Rotation at the time and true to form Bill liked Orthopedics too. So he deiced to add Orthopedics at Penn to his match list. It was no surprise that Bill was one of 2 people that was selected for the special program in Orthopedics at Penn.

I have many fond memories of our time together in medical school. Although, Bill has left us for now I am comforted by the fact that God had room in Heaven for him now and it is only a matter of time before we will meet again.

Ginny: My deepest sympathies to you and your family and we will all keep Bill in our prayers.

Joe DeFeo
Joe DeFeo
Classmate
July 5, 2020
Classmates at Temple Med, we sat together at our 40th two years ago, and I enjoyed meeting Ginny and catching up on our lives since 1978. He cheerfully remarked that he was training for or had completed, a triathlon that he did with his daughter, and and still took ER and hospital call in addition to busy office and surgery schedules! I remain amazed at his energetic commitment to medicine, his patients, and teaching. While most of us are retired or reducing clinical responsibilities, he was enthusiastically working more than full time and looking for ways to innovate and further improve medical care. Such a loss to so many people and institutions he served. My condolences to his family.
Alice Johnson (Atanta, GA)
Alice Johnson
Classmate
June 23, 2020
First met Bill Delong back in March of 1964 when I joined the Rising sun Cadets drum & Bugle Corps. I later marched with him with P.A.L.Cadets in 1966. He was a brilliant surgeon. In 2001 I was servely injured at work. I had to have surgery on my right wrist. I asked my surgeon if he new Dr. Delong. He said he was.one of my teachers in reconstruction surgery. Billy was @ St Luke's hospital in Bethlehem Pa where I live. He will be sadly miss.
Bill c. Seigfried
Friend
April 8, 2020
I just received the news of DrDelong passing away. My sincere
condolences to Mrs. DeLong and Family.
I had the utmost Respect and Trust in your Husband. My hip replacement was in 2017.
I was treated like a superstar! I will never forget his professionalism and kindness he gave me.
Thank you and God Bless during this trying time.
Cynthia
April 7, 2020
I was a fortunate person to have Dr Delong act as my troma sergon! With 18 factors From a horrific motorcycle accident on death's door step to a working, functioning contributing person back into society once agian. This due strictly to the great Docter and his abilitys. Rest in peace magnificent surgen! May your loved ones find condolence in knowing in this dimension you absolutely and truly an angel of mercy to myself and many others.
Gary applegate
Friend
April 6, 2020
So saddened to get the news of Dr DeLong's unexpected passing. He greatly improved the quality of my remaining life with a hip replacement in December 2019, and I was so fortunate to have him as my surgeon. Condolences to his family and the St Luke's medical community on this tremendous loss.
April 4, 2020
My sincere condolences and sympathies to Dr. DeLong's family, he did my husband's hip replacement last January and my Mother's knee replacement years before. Both of them had great outcomes because of what a great surgeon he was.RIP. Michael and Diane Dalrymple
Diane Dalrymple
April 3, 2020
Rest in Peace Dr. DeLong. I was very saddened by the notice from St. Luke's today that informed me of his passing. He was a very kind and knowledgeable doctor. He will be missed by many.
Michael Graves
April 3, 2020
I am truly saddened by this news. Doctor William DeLong put me back together in 2002 after a motorcycle accident and I still dont know how he did it. I thought I wouldnt live and when I did, I thought I wouldnt keep my leg, and when I did I thought Id never walk again but I did. It took a lot of surgeries and stainless steel but I never gave up and neither did he. On one of my many operations we couldnt get a sitter so we called the kids out of school and brought them along. Zach and Dr. DeLong talked about Mercedes and Jaguars most of the time. Diane and I postponed our wedding when I got hurt because I now had four 12 spikes, two in the shin and two through the foot, and snap on sweat pants, no shoe and in a wheelchair is not how either of us wanted to remember our wedding day. After about a year he made the plans to remove them and said lets get you two hitched.Diane and I were baptized and married in 2004. I went to see him every year since for a checkup and X Rays to inspect the hardware. Whoever his fellow was at the time, and there were many over the years, would say that he was very busy so dont keep him talking but as soon as Dr. DeLong came in hed say hows the kids and his fellow knew he wasnt getting out of there anytime soon. Wed talk about our kids, his kids, kids getting tattoos and vacations that we spent abroad and the ones he spent on a tiny island in New Jersey. And Im sure this is only one story of many in the countless lives this man has touched with his caring and goodness. I read this news in a sympathy letter sent to me from St. Lukes Hospital and as sad as I feel Im grateful for getting to know him and thankful to God for putting him in my life at exactly the right moment. I know he will be lovingly taken care of forever in Gods arms. He was much more than a Doctor to me; he was a good man, a good friend and my miracle. Its with my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to his wife and children that I say Im so sorry for your loss. Godspeed my friend
Daniel Nace
Friend
April 2, 2020
Just received notification from St. Luke's in Bethlehem about Dr. Delong's passing. So very sorry and sad. This world needs good people, good men, and its upsetting when the good ones leave too soon. So sorry. Mike H. hip replacement patient.
March 29, 2020
Dear Ginny, Christian, Lauren, Greg and Joel,
It's so hard to write about the death of a beloved brother. I still can't comprehend it. All the great memories have come flooding back. Christmas mornings, Bill's Confirmation, when the Bishop pulled him out of the pew and said here son, hold my Crozior, I'm tired. The summers in Atlantic City playing in the sand and body surfing in the ocean and in the evening walking the boardwalk and going on the rides together. He loved the bumper cars. We would play board games and stick ball and Halfsies and Redlight- Greenlight. I remember the big family weddings we always had each other to dance with and the fun times we had at Cedar Lake. He was such fun, kind and loving and generous. I texted him the month before he died to ask about a friend who was having trouble after knee surgery. He responded immediately with the right answer to solve her problem. I always made sure that when we spoke or texted that I ended by saying, I love you. I never thought that text would be my last. Again, I will say I love you Bill.
Rosemary
March 26, 2020
Just a quick note to say from myself Henry Reinhardt I will miss you and thank you from my family for your kindness and help making me well again..
Henry Reinhardt
Acquaintance
March 25, 2020
Our very deepest condolences to Ginny and the entire Delong family. You touched our lives in so very ways. When I first arrived in South Jersey to start my career in Cardiac surgery, Bill was kind enough to take me aside and describe the lay of the land before me. He encouraged our family to move to his family's town of Haddonfield and went so far as to research the home that we eventually purchased. His family continued to touch our lives as we went through the public school and little league program - their steadying influence felt by us through their leadership in the school and a variety of community boards. In time, one of our daughters came under his care for a wrist problem - she has gone on to play college and professional tennis. The lives of good people will always be felt. You are the best and we will miss you.

Nancy and Arthur
Arthur Ng
March 21, 2020
Dr. DeLong was my Surgion for 2 hip surgeries. I want to extend my condolences to the DeLong family, and thank Dr. DeLong in heaven for being apart of my life when I needed care. My insurance changed and my 2nd surgery was only approved at the Warren St. Lukes location. Dr. DeLong said Im the Director of Orthopedic I will make it happen! At the Warren location it was as if a King had arrived. Rest in Peace Dr. DeLong I will forever be grateful to you and your team. Richard Anastasio
Richard Anastasio
Acquaintance
March 20, 2020
Ive known Dr De Long for 30 yrs now. I was a trauma patient of his at 26yrs yrs. He saved my leg. After having 20+ surgeries. I have been able to have a nursing Career. With occasional set backs I have seen him at his previous practices as well as recently (this past month at ST Lukes). He is a HERO of mine! I will miss him dearly, he truly had a powerful impact on my life. I am so very saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Joanne Kauffman
Acquaintance
March 19, 2020
Kind. Patient. Teacher. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of Dr. D. As one of the nurses who worked with him regularly, I can honestly say that he, along with his anecdotal humor, will be sorely missed amongst the operating room staff. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP DeLo
Jackie Miller
Coworker
March 19, 2020
Regardless of your profession or experience, Dr. D was so humble, approachable, and friendly. Thanks for being one of the good guys.
Mogator'!
Adam
March 19, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. What a gifted and wonderful surgeon, who used his talents to help thousands improve their lives and recently operated on my husband, who had a wonderful outcome. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Jim & Brenda Broadbent
March 18, 2020
Ginny

I have no words and am praying for your family

Sharon ODONNELL
Sharon ODonnell
Coworker
March 18, 2020
Ginny - my sincerest sympathy to you and your family. I had planned to attend, but I work in a medical office, and dont feel comfortable attending as a social responsibility. I feel fortunate that I was able to talk with him a couple months ago when I saw you two. He lead a wonderful life and was an inspiration to many. Hugs to you..keeping you and your family in my prayerd.
Karen Robert's
Friend
March 18, 2020
To the DeLong family... I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved William. With his skilled hands He recently brought me a newfound freedom and I am so thankful for that! I will never forget his kind bedside manner and his ability to make me new again! May God be with you today and all the days ahead. With sincere sympathy. Elaine Haas, former appreciative patient.
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March 18, 2020
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Emily Keeler
March 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss at this time. Rest in peace!
Sylvia Rosemary Steigler-Hahn
March 18, 2020
My condolences and sympathies to Dr, DeLong's family, he did my hip replacement last may, and I am doing great after his surgery on me, he was a great surgeon and will be missed by many people. Glenn Kehler Nazareth, Pa.
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March 18, 2020
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March 17, 2020
To Ginny and the Delong family,
My sincere condolences. Bill was always great to me and one of the main reasons I went into medicine and Orthopaedics. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alex Creighton
March 17, 2020
We are very sad to learn about Williams death. My wife worked with him on a daily basis and he was truly a dear friend to her. He impressed the importance of family and work life balance during our interactions . Our conversations about law enforcement families and his life as a youth of a Philly Police Officer left an eternal impression on our LE family. He had a passion for work and the people he worked with. He will truly be missed by everyone who he had contact with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Don
Friend
March 17, 2020
To the DeLong family I was sadden to hear of Dr. Williams passing. This brilliant man made it possible for me to continue life after my two knee operations the last two years. To this wonderful man's family I just want to say thank you for allowing this great Doctor into my life. When ever I am on the golf course I will always think of Dr. DeLong. PEACE be with you and your family.
scott Lewis
March 17, 2020
So sad to hear of bill's passing. He was a wonderful individual and will be missed by all members of the US disaster medical team of which hi was an active member. Our sympathy to his family.
March 17, 2020
Dr DeLong gave me my first job as a receptionist in the Orthopaedic Department at Cooper. I learned so much from him. I can remember one time he asked me to do something and I did it but I didnt follow up with him. He told me if I give you something to do you make sure YOU follow up on it. I have lived by that all my life. He was such a kind and caring person. A great surgeon. He will be missed.
Barb Maurer
Coworker
March 17, 2020
I was a broken and critically injured patient. Waiting to put me back together was Dr Delong. His compassion, consummate skill and personal interaction with me, pulled me out of the depths and allowed me to continue on with a productive and rich life. Were it not for Bill, I have no doubt the end results would have been vastly different. For the last 20 years I have had the privilege of being a successfully remade part(s) of this giant's lifeworks. I am indebted to him and shall for ever, remain so. My deepest sympathies and thoughts go to his family and the many he has touched.
James Carson
Acquaintance
March 17, 2020
Ginny, Chris, and Lauren
I was stunned to hear about Bill. In every interaction with him, I always found him to be warm, caring, and supportive of others. Know that I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Bill Smith
Acquaintance
March 17, 2020
Goodby my Drum Corps and Temple Owl Buddy. Se you on other side
Ed Jakubowicz
March 17, 2020
I would like to say thank you Dr Delong for my hip replacement you did for me on March 4th. I just found out about his passing. RIP
James Broadbent
Acquaintance
March 17, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we are offering our condolences. He was a kind, soft spoken and wonderful doctor/man. He always had time to speak with us throughout my husband's multiple surgeries and to calm me from my worry. We had all the confidence in him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
Bill and Sharon Venanzi
March 16, 2020
A great tribute to a wonderful man. Such a tremendous loss. Lots of love to your family.
March 16, 2020
We are so sad to hear about Dr. DeLongs passing. His kindness and dedication to his patients and profession is hard to underestimate. He took great care of our family over the years, and we appreciate his concern and professionalism as a true and dedicated physician. Thoughts and prayers to his family, RIP. Dennis and Susan Sobolewski
Susan Sobolewski
Friend
March 16, 2020
My deepest sympathies. He was a wonderful man, so kind and such an innovator. Terry Russo
Terry Russo
Coworker
March 16, 2020
Loved Dr DeLong - he did knee replacement at Pennsylvania Hospital 2001 for me - great caring doctor who will surely be missed by so many
Elaine Nieukirk
Friend
March 16, 2020
To Dr. DeLong's Family:

My condolences go out to all of you. He was a great physician and a wonderful man. Prayers go out to all of you. May he RIP.

Irma Foschi-Unger
Irma Foschi-Unger
March 16, 2020
Ginny, my heart goes out to you and your family. The world has lost one the few truly good people.

I've known Billy since I was a kid and he was always so nice and kind and so funny. He always made the same face as Poppy when he cracked a joke, which was most of the time, with that big grin and raised eyebrows waiting for you to get the joke. I remember his Saturday cartoons, mayonaise sandwiches during the night when he'd come through to tease me and Theresa about our Michael Jackson records, and gave me the nickname "Jackson" which lasted a looong time. On Thanksgiving he was the best turkey carver anyone could have....his surgical training paid off!

He was the kindest person I had the honor to know, he helped me, and Jackie when she was injured in gym. She knew it would be ok with Uncle Billy taking care of her. And he totally impressed the kids when he knew who "Large Marge" was. He was always Uncle Billy to my kids, they still refer to him as that. And they are also heartbroken. I'm thankful we had a chance to be a part of the extended family and got to know him. We all send our love to your family.
Janey, Jackie, David and Steven
Friend
March 16, 2020
THE GREAT DR DELONG OPERATED ON MY LEG 12 TIMES.I'm CURRENTLY IN fLA AND WAS WAITING TO RETURN AND POSSIBLY HAVE MY 13TH OPERATION BY THE GOOD DR,I WILL MISS HIM AS IF HE WAS A FAMILY MEMBER.My condolences to his family
Richard Graessel
March 16, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. He was a good man. John DeLong and myself enjoyed our lunches while he was at Univ of Penn. i will keep you and your family in my thoughts
Joe Burke
March 16, 2020
I am saddened to hear of Bill's passing. I have known Bill for many
years. He was a pioneer in the orthopaedic trauma world, always willing to be a leader and make sure that the rest of us were held to his standard of honesty. As well as his success as a surgeon, Bill also was some one who you could trust to give you an honest opinion. He was also someone who saw the brighter side of life making him a please to be with. He will be missed by all his orthopaedic trauma colleagues as well as his family and friends
Jim Kellam
March 16, 2020
What a great doctor and a genuinely great man. My condolences to the family.
Rest easy Dr. D!
Melanie Zotynia
Coworker
March 16, 2020
I knew Bill as a young man still going to Medical school. I judged with him in Drum Corps. He ws a great guy and a terrific physician.

He took care of my wife when she broke her wrist. When she was being wheeled into the OR the nurse said, "it is a joy to work with him and you are in the best hands.

I would love to go to his viewing but I have a repertory problem and don't want to put myself or other people at risk.

Ginny, you have my deepest nd heartfelt condolences for you and your family. He will be surely missed.


Whitey R,
March 16, 2020
I knew Bill as a young man still going to medical school. I judged with his many time in Drum Corps. He was truly a great person. Joe took of my wife when she broke her wrist. When she was being wheeled into the OR one of the nurses said, "it is a joy working with him and you are in good hands."

I would love to go to his viewing but I have a respiratory problem and with the number of people that I know will attend I would noy=t feel safe. I hope his family will understand.

My deepest condolences go to Ginny and his family, he will surely be missed.

Whitey Roberts.
March 16, 2020
Dr.De Long was one of the most dedicated, compassionate and knowledgeable physicians in the Lehigh Valley.
God bless him and his family,such a loss.
He was inspirational to a the caregivers in the world.

Gail R
March 16, 2020
Dr. DeLong has impacted every life he has ever touched. He always will hold a very special place in my heart. Working with him for many years at Temple Orthopedics has been a pleasure and a wonderful experience. Always so kind to listen, lend a hand or just a simple chat to keep your chin up. He has helped me through the most difficult times in my life; times that I will never forget.
My deepest condolences to his wife, Ginny and his children, grandson and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed and his legacy will continue.
God Bless
Jaclyn Kintzel
March 16, 2020
Dr. DeLong bucked the trend of doctors spending little time with patients. He would sit, chat, and listen to his patients, thus creating a strong doctor-patient relationship. I'll miss my visits and our chats about the Flyers and OCNJ.
Janet Barry
March 16, 2020
I had the pleasure of observing Dr. DeLong in the OR when I was in school. He was so upbeat, kind, and level headed. I later worked at St. Luke's and he was then consummate professional and an all around nice guy. I feel privileged to have crossed paths with him, however brief. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues
March 16, 2020
Dr.Delong is honestly the most amazing doctor. After my accident, I woke up to a man who was so kind and compassionate, I knew I was blessed that he was the surgeon on call that night. I spent two years in and out of his office after my accident, and I can honestly say as a nurse and his patient I have never come to know such a incredible physician.
Acquaintance
March 15, 2020
Dr. De Long was one of the kindest physicians I have ever met. He listened to every issue I had with kindness and compassion. Although, I was not destined to be part of the St. Lukes Orthopaedic Service for a long period of time, he certainly tried to make my time there tolerable. I am sure he will be greatly missed by many.
Sheri Tittermary
Coworker
March 15, 2020
Dr. Delong is not only an amazing coworker, but an amazing Surgeon. He performed a total hip surgery on my dad back in September and my dad has been doing well ever since. Hes always very welcoming, oriented to detail, thorough, and professional. Thanks for all you did Dr. Delong!
Claire D.
Coworker
March 15, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Acquaintance
March 15, 2020
He was my favorite human !
John


Ginny and Family,

This is such a shock for all of us. Billy was a great person and amazing doctor, not to mention how important he was to our family. He was always there with his medicine bag whenever we needed him. We will always cherish our happy family memories with him.

John, Yvonne & Gianna DeLong
March 15, 2020
Bill was always a smiling face and an active participant in every case we did together. A true professional. He was a fantastic man and will be greatly missed. To the family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Amber Kozlowski
Coworker
March 15, 2020
I remember waking up in the hospital after almost dying and losing my leg. Real bad accident on motorcycle. There was Bill DeLong. I said to him, is that really you. Am I alive? This was exactly how I remember finding out his team took care of me. He said he saw my name come up on his computer screen at home and came right to the hospital to make sure I Great man! I Loved him!was taken care of. God Bless Bill DeLong. He is the best!
Bill Poulson
March 15, 2020
Most sincere condolences to Dr. DeLong's family and friends, and also to the members of St. Luke's Orthopedic Practice.
I hope that good memories carry all through this sad time.
Patricia Sweeney
March 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You were a blessing in my life.
Bill Poulson
March 15, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bill &
Friend
March 15, 2020
Bill was a true gentleman dedicated to his family and profession. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family.
George Hutchinson
Friend
March 15, 2020
Bill and Ginny (Decker) DeLong
My Favorite Memory of Bill is when I learned he was planning on leaving Drum Corps to begin his schooling to become a Doctor. I actually went to him (as if I could talk him out of it) and begged him not to leave our Drum Corps Family. We had remained friends thru the years and he even gave me some much needed advise not so long ago that was very beneficial to me. I was so glad that he followed his Dreams and was so successful in his entire life with so many accomplishments! He will surely be missed and his friendship and Memory treasured Forever!
Carol Ann Fallon
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