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Dale J. Long

December 18, 1930 March 21, 2008
Dale J. Long
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Dale J. Long, age 77, died peacefully at his home in the presence of family on Friday, March 21st. Dale and wife, Marjorie, of 57 years, recently moved to Milford, Ohio to be close to their children. Born in Canton to the late Adam and Florence Long, they lived in Mt. Gilead for the last 22 years. They worshipped and served at the First Baptist Church but maintained membership in the Smithville Brethren Church, where Dale served as an ordained minister. Dale retired from hospital administration and then as a hospital director with Ohio Health. Dale was the loving father of three children, Nancy (Ken) Blaha of West Chester, OH, David Long of Oak Ridge, TN and Bruce (Becky) Long of Cincinnati, OH. He loved his two granddaughters, Melissa Blaha and Amy Long. Dale was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Don Long. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30am Thursday, March 27 at Faith Community Church, 4301 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery, also in Canton. Rev. Ray Aspinall, Rev. Jerry Mathias, and Chaplain Gary Sims, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH, 45263. Condolences at craver-riggs.com

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