Richard "Dick" Kenneth Long

Born: Fri., Feb. 9, 1934
Died: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017


Viewing

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory


Prayer Service

5:00 PM Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory


Closing Ceremony

5:45 PM Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory


Reception

6:00 PM Fri., Dec. 01, 2017
Location: Cafe next to Myers - Buhrig


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Richard “Dick” Kenneth Long

Loving Family Man -

Richard “Dick” Kenneth Long, age 83, of Camp Hill, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Friday, November 24, 2017.  Dick was born on Friday, February 9, 1934 in Cleona to the late Ray Long and Sara (Killian) Long.  In addition to his parents, Dick is preceded in death by his three brothers.

Dick’s survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn Justine (Hallahan) Long; his son, Gregory R. Long and his wife, Diane, of Mechanicsburg; his daughter, Ann Michelle Bruetsch and her fiancé, John Amodei, of Honey Grove; her three grandchildren: Michael Bruetsch, David Long, and Shannon Long; his five step-grandsons; and his sister, Faye.

Dick graduated from Lebanon High School as part of the class of 1952.  He retired from Roadway Trucking in 1996, after 40 years of service working as a truck driver.  Dick was an Army veteran and a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Camp Hill.  Dick and his wife, Evelyn, were founding members and volunteers of the Hampden Ambulance Association.  Their dedication helped to establish emergency medical services in the township.  In addition, they both ran as active volunteers with River Rescue for years.  Dick was a good neighbor and routinely lent a hand whether with snow removal or garbage can retrieval, he was always helping.  One of his signature activities was to eat breakfast at one of the area diners every morning.  He was well known to and liked by the wait staff at all the restaurants.

Dick loved watching college basketball and professional football, especially the Red Skins.  He seemed to always know more football trivia than anyone else in the room.  Watching the horses run was another of his indulgences.  Dick enjoyed the beach and loved their family trips to Ocean City, New Jersey were he thrilled in the company of his children and grandchildren.  Most of all, Dick was a family man who loved and cherished the time they spent together.

All are welcome to join Dick’s family at his viewing on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Very Reverend Philip G. Burger officiating.  Dick’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at the café next to Myers – Buhrig immediately following the service.

Burial will follow on a date to be announced in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, where military honors will be presented.

Dick’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dick’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Lisa Snyder
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
I'm so saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I will always treasure the memories I have of such a fun loving guy. He was a wonderful person and I'm so happy to have known him. Unfortunately I will not be in town to attend his viewing, but please know that all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. - Lisa

Henry S Killian
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers from Henry S Killian and Family.

Brad, Michele & Adam Warren
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
So many good and wonderful memories over so many years . . . . especially with the kids. We'll be sure to keep up the milkshake bet after each Redskins vs. Vikings game! We are very grateful to have had you in our life, Big Pop.

Bob Becker
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
To the Long family,
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. While Dick was at Roadway, I was the salesman in the Carlisle area for Roadway. Dick was as good of a driver as he was a salesman. The customers absolutely loved him. It made my job very easy.

My thoughts and prayers with all the family at this time of need.

Bob Becker, formally of Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania


Jon Williams
   Posted Wed November 29, 2017
I was sad to hear about Dick's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn, Ann, Greg, Diane, Michael, Shannon and David.

Jon Williams, Hampden Twp., PA
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Dick was a great man and a dedicated public servant. I always appreciated his sense of humor and admired him for his contributions to the community and for raising two great kids.
Jon Williams, Hampden Twp., PA

Charlie and Rose Marie Hallahan Rothrock
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Dick was a great brother in law. We enjoyed sharing Penn State football ideas with him. He loved Evelyn and was the best husband and father to his daughter and son. the grandchildren were blessed to have him for a grandfather. The world is a sadder place without him.

Charlie and Rose Marie Hallahan Rothrock

Peggy Raynock, macungie, PA
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Dick was a kind man and always a gentleman

Peggy Raynock, macungie, PA

Jane, Jim, Jessie, Matt Rothrock Bohrer, Delray Beach, FL
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Our thoughts are with Aunt Evelyn, Ann Michele, Greg and their families, we are thinking about you and saddened by Uncle Dick's passing. Many good memories of him. Lots of love,

Jane, Jim, Jessie, Matt Rothrock Bohrer, Delray Beach, FL

Walter Eckman
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I met Dick many years ago at Carlisle Tire & Rubber Company where he stopped as a representative and driver for Roadway Express. I will always remember his sense of humor and his dedication to his Company. As Distribution Manager at Carlisle I met many. Dick was a standout, a gentleman and I considered him a friend. His smile was earthshaking and his sense of humor was refreshing. He is a man that certainly left an impression in my life. He now is at rest. May the Good Lord bless him and give comfort to his family and loved ones.

Tim Knepp Sr.
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
So sorry. I am blessed with all the memories with Dick on the ambulance and at the poker games. Prayers to all the family. Dick you made a difference in many many lives.

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