John (Jack) Earl Long

Born: Mon., Feb. 2, 1925
Died: Mon., Sep. 28, 2020


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 03, 2020
Location: Richard L Fait Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sat., Oct. 03, 2020
Location: Richard L Fait Funeral Home

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John E (Jack) Long, 95, of Punxsutawney,  died at his home on September 28,  2020. 

He was the son of Nellie (Jones) Long and Daniel Long, Jr. and was the last of his family.

On June 18th. 1958 he married the former Doree Hetrick of Coolspring, PA.

John attended the Woodland Ave. United Methodist Church where he held the title of Church Treasurer. 

By trade, Mr. Long was a Watchmaker/Engraver.  He was employed by Paul Beatty Jewelers in Punxsy for a period of 58 years.

His surviving relatives include two children;  a son J. Craig Long and wife Peri of Home, PA and a daughter Holly L. Fenk and husband Chris of Mogadore, Ohio.    He is also survived by four grandchildren; Dr. Jamie R. Long of Curwensville, PA, Lauren L. Pardee of Marion Center, PA,  Kevin D. Fenk and wife Kimberly of Columbus, OH, and Erin M. Fenk of Mogadore, OH.  Additionally he is survived by two great-grandchildren, Austin Michael Pardee and Lilyana Reese Pardee .

John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased In death by his sister,  M. Eleanor Walker.

Mr. Long was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, working as a combat engineer.  He served in the U.S and in Europe during World War II from 1943 – 1946.

During his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He especially loved bow hunting.  As of recent years he enjoyed his one or two fishing trips to Canada ever year, accompanied by his family.   His first trip to Canada was in 1957.

His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

John’s funeral care and arrangements have been entrusted to the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, 117 N. Jefferson St. in Punxsutawney.

Friends will be received for visitation from 1 PM until 4 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the funeral home.   A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 4 PM on Saturday, 3rd.,  followed by a military veteran honor guard ceremony.  

At the request of the family, final burial will be private at Lakelawn Memorial Park. 

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Brock Shaffer
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Such a gentle and caring man. I'll always remember his stories of fishing and war experiences. Our trips to and from Sunday dinner will always be cherished. A true gentleman that will be missed.

Melissa Hartley
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020

Medium Spathiphyllum was sent by Melissa .

In loving memory of a truly kind and wonderful man. You will forever be missed. Love, Melissa & Sean Hartley

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