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Grace Baptist Church
Tuesday August 6th, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Darrell T. Long

Darrell T. Long, age 77 of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Anchor Lodge Nursing Home, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.

Born June 3, 1942 in Lorain, Darrell was a life-long resident of Lorain.  He attended Clearview High School and served in the US Army.

He worked for Geisel Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing for 35 years.  Prior to this, he worked at Bendix in Elyria for 18 years and also painted cars.

Darrell was a jack of all trades and a craftsman, building many different things including cabinets and furniture.  He loved gardening and was meticulous with his yardwork.  He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, traveling to casino’s and dancing.  He also had played guitar and sang in bands. 

Surviving is his wife of loving 56 years, Patricia “Patty” (nee Capretta), a son, Erik M. Long of Akron; daughter, Amy Long of Cleveland; granddaughter, Meghan Gibbons of Lorain; and a brother, Daniel Long of North Ridgeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Clarice (nee Burkline) Long; a brother, Kenny Long; and a sister, Patricia Lovett.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 am.  Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish, Lorain, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.  To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.

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Erik, I was so sorry to learn that your Dad passed. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. Kara Afrates (from St. Pete's)

Kara Afrates Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

Well Dad... YOU sure did dominate my Pandora listening stations last night! Thanks for all the great songs you wanted to hear and for all the great years. I love you and appreciate everything. Keep on dancing...

Amy Long Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Cheri. He was a cool guy, absolutely. I love Dad!

amy long Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to our family. Uncle Darrell was an incredible man who will be dearly missed. I can see his feet jigging around now as he played in the band. He could do it all. Love you Darrell.

Cheri (Long) Howard Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

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