Raymond Edwin Long, Jr., 71, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born on November 04, 1948 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Raymond Edwin Long, Sr and Irene (Felisky) Long.
Ray worked at Jefferson Wholesale Grocery in Punxsutawney for over twenty years. He also did auto body repair work on the side with his brother George.
He was formerly married to Jackie Marie. Although, the two separated, they remained friends and looked out for one another throughout his life. He will fondly be remembered as a good dad and husband.
Ray loved his family, they were the love of his life. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with all of them. He had a “heart of gold” and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by three children, Raymond “Poke” Edwin Long, III and fiancé Diana Smith, Dannielle Travis and fiancé Troy Spencer, and Dustin Long and wife Nicole, all of Punxsutawney; former wife, Jackie Marie all of Punxsutawney; four grandchildren, Jordan Marie Travis, Mason David Long, Dakota Raymond Long, Jessa “Bean” Long; one sister, Rita Greenblatt of Punxsutawney; one brother, Robert “Bob” Long and fiancé Lynnette Hutchins of Anita.
Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George Long and one sister, Mary Long.
There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
Memorial donations may be made in Ray’s memory to McCalmont Township Fire Company.
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