James Bernard Long

March 24, 1937 ‒ July 26, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio


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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  • We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. I will miss all the great conversations which showed his incredible intelligence, humor and wit. He always showed such interest in me and my family’s affairs, making us feel important and special. He was a great guy with an incredible family who we have always enjoyed visiting. Please know we are thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Love Todd, Tracey, Samantha & Ryan Page

  • We are saddened to hear the news of Jim’s passing. We know he has fought a difficult fight for years, always with a loving heart and a positive attitude along with the strong support of his family. . We remember his sense of humor and dedication to his family. God Bless.

  • Joyce and kids, thinking of you! Will miss Jim’s great sense of humor and warmth.
    He sure gave it the good fight. Love Judy and Phil

  • Our heartfelt condolences to all of the Long/Page families. We will miss him and Pray for his survivors. We will not be able to attend the wake and services due to Connies’ disabilities as I need to be with her. We will continue to pray for all of you.

  • We will miss our dear cousin, and will cherish our memories together. Mark and I are sorry we can’t be with you all at this time. Bruce

  • The Effertz family is deeply sorry for the loss of our nephew and cousin. Jim was a diligent, conscientious, and , most importantly, loving man. He was a role model for his cousin, Joan, who admired him for his gentle sense of humor and for the the way he chose to live his life. Lois, his aunt, is deeply troubled by his passing.

  • Dear Joyce and family, I am so very sorry. Jim was a great man and will be missed.
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cousin Jolinda

  • Dear Joyce and family,
    We are so sorry to see that Jim has lost his battle. We have so many good memories of being neighbors and our children growing up together. It is good that you have each other to lean on as you mourn Jim’s passing. Our prayers go with you all. May God grant you peace.

    John and Paulette