Thomas J. Long, 77, of Truxton, N.Y, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on January 18, 2018 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tom was born on August 23, 1940 in Cortland, N.Y., the son of the late Albert Long and Doris (Currie) Long. He attended St. Mary's School in Cortland until the age of 9 before moving to Truxton where he spent his formative years, graduating from Truxton Central School in 1958. Tom proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. before marrying his loving wife of 54 years, Anne M. Hoffmann.
Tom was the president and proud owner of Skyline Electric Supply where he worked for 50 years. In that time he built, and formed numerous friendships. He enjoyed spending time with his family and coaching his boys in baseball. Tom will be remembered by his friends for his kindness, humility and generosity. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Anne M. Long, sons Dennis (Linda), John (Tina), Gregory (Mary Ellen), and Robert (Julie); a sister Elizabeth (Kenneth Sr.) Rainbow; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Monday January 22nd from 4 to 7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday January 23rd at Saint Mary's Church of Cortland at 9:30am. Internment will take place in the spring at St. Patrick's Cemetery of Truxton.