BERLIN — Gerald D. Long, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at
his home in Berlin. Born in Frankford, Del., he was the son of the late Monroe
William Long and Lottie Bunting Long. He is survived by his wife of 50 years,
Patricia Wainwright Long, and a son, Dean M. Long of Berlin. Also surviving is
a sister, Loretta Hitchens and her husband, Robert, of Millsboro, and their
son, JD, along with a brother, Curt Long and his wife, Charlene, of Berlin
and their son, Curtis Long Jr. of Milford, Del.
Mr. Long had retired from the Maryland Department of
Agriculture as a U.S. grader and supervisor for 27 years. He was a member of
the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #153 AF & AM, Sons of the American Legion Post
123 in Berlin, past member of the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club, and retired
member of the Berlin Fire Department and the United States Trotting
Association. He coached Berlin Little League and had been a coach for Worcester
County Slow Pitch Softball.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Burbage
Funeral Home in Berlin. The Rev. Linda Mariner officiated. Entombment followed
in Granite Memorial Mausoleum in Bishopville. In lieu of flowers, a donation in
his memory may be made to Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, 214 N. Main St.,
Berlin, Md. 21811.