Richard T. Long, 68, of Warren, Pa. died Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home, after a brief illness.
He was born April 14, 1944 in Kittanning, Pa. to the late Geraldine Wingard Kerns. Richard was a resident of Warren since 1971 and formerly of Kane, Pa. He graduated in 1962 from Kane High School and completed his licensure for insurance after his duties in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Sergeant, serving in the Vietnam War, Turkey and Istanbul.
He was employed with the former Beneficial Finance as manager for many years. He had also worked with Northwest Savings Bank, sold cars for Jones Chevrolet, Humes of Corry, Pa., and Ed Shultz Nissan of Jamestown, N.Y.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and Warren Knights of Columbus Council where he was former Treasurer and sold their membership insurance. He was an avid fisherman, a member of the National Rifle Association, a huge Greenbay Packers fan, and enjoyed Nascar Races, especially Mark Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie Rambish Long, whom he married at St. Anthony's Church, Sheffield, Pa., 2 Daughters Carrie Steber and husband, Brian of Lewistown, Pa., Sherri Burlingame of Warren, Pa., 2 Sisters Barbara Woll and husband, Michael of Kane, Pa., Carol Mumau and husband, Ralph of Lakeland, Fla., 2 Grandchildren Nathan Steber and Madisyn Steber, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother James Long.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by members of the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post and the U.S. Airforce Funeral Personnel.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, Pa. 16365. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.