REEDSVILLE - John F. Long Sr., 73, of Mill Pond Road, Reedsville, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Mount Nittany Hospital, State College.
Born July 10, 1939, in Danville, he was the son of the late Ruth Long. John is survived by his wife, Sharon Mowery Long, whom he married in 1999.
He also is survived by: children, John F. Long Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Pasadena, Md., and Susan Bauer and husband, Greg, of Rochester, N.Y.; stepchildren, Valerie McMullen and husband, Fred, of Lewistown, and JanLee Kerstetter and husband, Clifford, of Reedsville; grandchildren, Daniel and Adam Long, and Courtney and Joshua Bauer; and stepgrandchildren, Courtney and Teri Kephart and Hannah and Halle Kerstetter.
John F. Long Sr.
He was a 1957 graduate of Danville High School, and graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1961.
John was a psychologist for Binghamton and Juniata County school districts. He was a life member of the United Fire Company, Montrose, where he served as an assistant chief, trustee and secretary, and was a founder of the fire company's Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a past president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Volunteer Firemen's Federation. He was a member of the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania and Keystone Fire Chiefs. He was past master of the F&AM Lodge 240, Warren, in Montrose. He was a member of Nazarene Commandery 99. He was a past president of the New York State Psychology Association. He belonged to the Mount Dale hunting camp and enjoyed spending time riding and hunting the mountains. John also was a maple syrup producer for years in Susquehanna and Mifflin counties.
A memorial service is being planned for Sept. 8, at Rhodes Memorial Church, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. The time will be announced later.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship of Christian Firefighter International, P.O. Box 901, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0901 or Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church, 500 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Barr Funeral Home Inc., 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.barrfh.com.