James Bernard Long
March 24, 1937 ‒ July 26, 2017
MANSFIELD: James B. Long, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in his Mansfield home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Portage, Ohio on March 24, 1937 to George and Dorothy (Fullmer) Long. He married Joyce Page on April 16, 1966 in New Philadelphia, Ohio and she survives. He was a 1955 graduate of Fostoria High School, Fostoria, Ohio. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1961, LTJG Long served in the U.S. Navy, 7th fleet, aboard the Providence, St. Louis, and Oklahoma cruisers. He worked as a marketing representative for Mobile Oil, a sales representative for BF Goodrich, and later a sales engineer for Thermoclad.
In addition to his wife of 51 years, Joyce, he is survived by two sisters Gertrude “Susie” McCracken and Linda (Tom) Crawford of Bowling Green. Also left to mourn his passing are two children Elizabeth (Mike) James of Westerville and David (Stephanie) Long of Shelby. Grandchildren include: Alex James, Ellie James, Ava Long, Sophia Long, and Charles Long.
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Joyce (Miles) Ingram and Franklin (Janet) Long.
His family will receive friends Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, where a funeral service honoring Jim’s life will begin at 11:30. Celebrant Mark Dettmer will speak and private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to WOSU Television may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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