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Cynthia L. "Cindy" Long, 65, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012, at her home with loving family by her side. She was born on Tuesday, April 22, 1947, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Neil and Leatrice (Shuler) Hoffman.

Cindy was a 1965 graduate of Greenwood High School in Millerstown and received her bachelors degree in health and physical education from West Chester University in 1969. She retired from the Cumberland Valley School District after many years of service and was also a former teacher with Central Bucks School District in Doylestown. Cindy was a member of Christ Community Church, Camp Hill. She enjoyed reading Christian liturgy and loved traveling through the New England states with her husband, spending time at their farm in Millerstown and fishing together.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, Ronald R. "Ron" Long, one son, Jason A. (and his wife, Melissa) Long of Burlington, VT, two brothers; Bradley Hoffman of Liverpool and Greg Hoffman of Millerstown, her close family friend, Kara Burns and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Christ Community Church, 1201 Slate Hill Rd., Camp Hill, with Pastors Dave Hess and Tim Spirk officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the services at the church. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to Wounded Warrior Project.

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Mr. Long and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the memories you have help ease the pain. Mrs. Long was an amazing person and a wonderful teacher. I remember having Mrs Long as a gym teacher from middle school and high school. We all looked up to her. She will be truly missed.

Kim Britton Class of 2000 Cumberland Valley
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Jason, Melissa, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. I'm praying for strength for you and your family through this difficult time.

Alycia Matt
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Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ron, Jason, Miss and the entire Long family and Cindy's very special friend Kara Burns Let your special memories carry you through these difficult times and remember that Cindy is in all of your hearts forever.
 
The Love family
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Ron and Jason - We are so saddened by the loss of Cindy. She was a wonderful influence on our lives and her faith was inspiring to us. Mike has always had a special place in his heart for Cindy, who took him under her wing as he started his teaching career. She was a wonderful mentor and friend. She will be greatly missed, but we have no doubt that she is at peace with her Heavenly Father.

Jen and Mike Langan
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Our condolences to Ron, Jason, Melissa and family. May God grant you the peace that comes from memories of the life that you shared with Cindy. Everyone of us were blessed to know her. Cindy will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Jim and Jean Smith
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To Ron and family,
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. Cindy was a great girl and teacher. She fought a valiant battle and is now an angel watching over you.

May she rest in peace.
Cindy Alleman
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Ron, Jason, and Melissa,
I am so sorry for the loss of Cindy. She was an inspiration to many, a truly positive person, and an amazing fighter. I always admired her strength and faith in God. I feel blessed to have gotten to know Cindy while working at Eagle View Middle School. My heart goes out to all of you because I know how much you will miss Cindy. However, she will live on forever in your hearts and many fond memories. May God bless you with His Grace and give you comfort at this time of sorrow.

My deepest sympathy,
Lisa Fones
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She was a wonderful friend and mentor. She made my days at Eagle View Middle School bright and cheerful. I will miss her terribly. Ron and Jason, your wife and mother was a very special person who will be long remembered.

Sincerely,
Susan Abram
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 My condolences to Ron and your family and friends. Cindy fought a long battle with such courage and grace that was truly inspiring. May she rest in peace now with her lord.

Janet Wright
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Praise the Lord; Cindy's long struggle is over.
My sympathy to you, Ron, Jason, and Melissa.
 It was a joy to work with Cindy those years at Middle School West.

Begee Staub

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So sorry to hear of Mrs. Long's passing.

 Danyel Luther-Schmick (CV Class of 1993)

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 I met Cynthia at Hershey where I am employed. Right off the bat she made an impression on me because she was so beautiful and very kind. Every time her and her husband came in they made my day. We always had such nice conversations, though none of them were long enough. I will never forget you Cynthia may you rest with God. Your strength and love and kindness will always be a blessing to me!

Brooklyn White
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 "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." Cindy was very important in the lives of so many of her students. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Peace be with her and her family.

Suzanne A. Shuey
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 Ron & Jason,
We are very sorry to hear your lost, we send you our most sincere sympathy, Cindy and you are an example for our society, God wanted her to his side to relieve her from suffering, stay strong and our thoughts are with you!

God Bless you,
Real, Nicole and Caroline
Your friends fom Québec
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 Ron,
Our deepest sympathy on Cindy's passing. She was a blessing to her coworkers and all who knew her. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Hank & Judy Brant

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 I taught with Cindy at Middle School West. She was a terrific, caring person. The last time I saw Cindy was at the Hershey Medical Center in the cancer center. I was there with my father. Cindy was there for a check-up but was smiling and very upbeat. On the surface, you would have never guessed what she was battling on the inside. That was about three years ago. My father passed away on May 28th also but in 2010. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 Brenda Reed
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 Dear Ron,
I have so many fond memories of Cynth--"Miss Greenwood", Class of 1965. To me, that title embodied her perfectly--great student, great athlete, great musician, great person! That she went on to touch so many lives as she lived out her Christianity is a tribute to our Lord and Savior for He is the One who works in us to will and to do His good pleasure. God will carry you through these dark times and someday you will see your dear Cindy again, whole and perfect.

 Love, Cousin Pat
(Pat Shenk)
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Ron and family!! I was saddened to see Cindy's passing. I have many fond memories of our time together teaching swimming lessons in Millerstown. We always had such a wonderful time. Cindy was also so supportive to me when I subbed at CV!! She was very special. God Bless you and family!!!

Rita Benner Eaves
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I knew Mrs. Long as an 8th grade gym teacher. She was my mentor and friend during a very influential time of my life. My best memory was when I said to her one day "Why are you always so happy?" and her response was..."because God loves me!" I carry that answer with me some 25 years later. Thanks Mrs. Long!!!

Julie (Brymesser) Miller
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To Ron;
I just learned of Cindy's passing.  I grew up with her in Liverpool and she was my friend for many years. I will always have very fond memories of her as she was an outstanding person. My sympathy and prayers are with you.

Chuck Blattenberger
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