George Melvin Long
02/20/1933 - 10/19/2017

George “Melvin” Long, 84, of Hanover, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Laura “Ginny” (Alexander) Long to whom he was married 60 years.  Born February 20, 1933 in Bonneauville, he was the son of George H. and Marie C. (Kaiser) Long.  Melvin was a retired truck driver with over 20 years of service and previously worked in the family business as a plasterer. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. Melvin attended Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. He was an avid Yankees fan and Lincoln Speedway sprint car racing fan. Melvin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to his wife are three children; Gregory Long and wife Linda of Delaware, Jennifer Long of Hanover and Stephanie Faro of Lancaster, six grandchildren; Heather Riemann, Kevin Long, Tony and Danny Rang and Andy and Joe Ault, six great-grandchildren, eight siblings; Charlotte Folkenroth, Doris Hartzel, Phyllis Chrismer, Mary Lee Noel, Darlene Long, Levere, Burnell and Joe Long. He was preceded in death by a daughter; Roxann and two brothers Mark and Bernard Long.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 5125 Grandview Rd, Hanover, with Rev. Ryan M. Fischer as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.  Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren.  Contributions in memory of Melvin may be made to York Cancer Center at Apple Hill, 25 Monument Rd, York, PA 17403.

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Posted at:10/21/2017 10:10 pm
Elane Kucs -
It is with much sadness that we learn of Melvin's death. Modris and I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Ginny and the family. I remember many wonderful times with cousin Melvin. He was a wonderful cousin who shared many happy moments with our family. Melvin will be missed by all who knew him. Words cannot express the loss his death brings but I felt he lived a full Christian life and will be welcomed in heaven. God speed, Melvin. May your family rest in in the joy you gave them. We sincerely regret we could not be with you at the funeral but we will be there in spirit.

Posted at:10/20/2017 7:07 am
Carol Long -
Greg and family - our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. LeRoy and Carol Long

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