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Bruce C. Long, 87, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center.  He was born on October 16, 1928 in Carlisle and was the son of the late Mervin F. and Ruth (Raudabaugh) Long.

Bruce was a 1946 graduate of Carlisle High School and served in the US Navy during WWII.  He attended Penn State for two years and graduated from the former Carlisle Commercial College.  He was a sales representative for funeral supplies for nearly 40 years with Superior International Corp. and later for Advertising Sales Co., and formerly worked for Dun & Bradstreet for 15 years.  Bruce was currently a member of Carlisle United Methodist Church and was a very active lifetime member of the former First United Methodist Church, Carlisle, where he served in many capacities including; a former President of the Board of Trustees, Ushers Association and the longtime Cubmaster of Pack #160.  Bruce was former longtime member, past President and Board of Directors member of the Carlisle Fish & Game Association.  Currently Bruce is a member of the Yellow Breeches Anglers Assoc., the Ruffed Grouse Society and the American Legion Post 101, Carlisle.

He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 65 years, Grace (Shambaugh) Long, two sons; Bruce C. (wife, Linda) Long II and Lt Col (Ret) J. Charles “Chuck” (wife, Jill) Long, USAF, both of Carlisle, two daughters; Melissa L. (husband, Phillip) St. Cyr of New Cumberland and Tracy A. (husband, Jeffrey) Horgan of Carlisle, one sister, Kathryn L. Smith of Carlisle, one brother-in-law, C. F. Shambaugh of Venice, FL, four grandchildren; Jill, Emily, Megan and DeForest and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle, with Rev. Jim VanZandt and Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating.  Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.  Viewings will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and at the church on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of the services.  Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle United Methodist Church.


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My condolences to the Long family.

Robert Ewing

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I am sad to read of Bruce's passing. It is always difficult to read about one of my own Father's best friend's passing. Bruce was always so nice, always lifting people's spirits. He was a great Scout leader and a perfect example of a Christian Father. Sending my love to Grace and the boys, Chuck and Skip.

Douglas W Sliker
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our heartfelt sympathy to the Long family at this difficult time. God Bless all of you.
 
Walter and Susan Weigel #37
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My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Sherry Lantz
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Grace, we were so sorry to read about Bruce's passing onto glory. We have been praying for him since he was listed on the prayer list and didn't know just how serious his condition was

We offer our sincere sympathy and pray for God's peace and comfort for you and your family.

Phyllis and Mel Murtorff
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To Grace & Family, With deepest sympathy in reading about Bruce's passing this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Many memories from "C" Street. plus.

Bill and Chris Mahoney
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We were very sorry to learn of his passing. I have many wonderful memories of working with Bruce when I was an associate pastor at First United Methodist from 1970-74. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family and prayers for God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Rev. Floyd & Cindy Sollenberger, Jr.

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Mrs. Long & Family, We were all saddened to hear the news about Mr. Long. We have very good memories of him.He served as our salesman for many years, & we built a solid relationship with him. He helped our firm out many times. I remember how thrilled he was to report on his trip to Austrailia, God Bless you & your family!
 
TG Kriner/Ovsak FH, Lehighton, Pa.
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 Bruce was the nicest salesman that I worked with. He was a very caring and very gentle man. I still use his products at my funeral home and often think of him when I'm using them.

He sold funeral products to my father in Hillsdale, PA, then to me in Berwick, PA. I moved back to Indiana, PA four years ago and missed the one time he stopped by to see me. I've looked for him ever since then.
I'm so sad to learn that his friendly face will no longer be ringing my doorbell.
My heartfelt condolences to the Bruce Long Family. I know he was a wonderful role model.
With my heartfelt regards.

David Rairigh, Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home
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Our sincere sympathy to the Long family.

Paul and Donna Myers
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We were so sorry to hear of Bruce's death. I remember working with him at various times during my ministry at First UMC in Carlisle from 1970-1974. Our sympathy and prayers are sent to the whole family. May God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
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 Floyd and Cindy Sollenberger, Jr.
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My sincere sympathy to Grace and
the Long family.
May God's peace comfort you at
this difficult time.

Mrs. Irma Springman
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Since 1853
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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