John Long, Jr.
John Long, Jr.
John Long, Jr.
John Long, Jr.
John Long, Jr.

Obituary of John T. Long, Jr.

John T. Long, Jr., "Longy", age 73, a longtime resident of North Wales, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

 He was born in Abington, PA on December 18, 1946, the son of the late John  T. Long, Sr. and the late Gladys (Lore) Long.  

Johnny was raised in Fort Washington, PA, where his father founded Long Acres Day Camp.  He was a graduate of The William Penn Charter School and received his Bachelor's Degree from Grove City College.  Upon graduation, Johnny was immediately offered a teaching position in the Upper Dublin School District, where he would teach for 35 years starting his teaching career at Jarrettown elementary & then to Sandy Run Middle School till he retired.

While  teaching, he also earned his Master's Degree and numerous additional credits from Temple University. 

Summertime took John to running the swim programs, helping new counselors & loving seeing the children having such fun at “Spring Lake Farm” day camp in Ambler.

He was involved in every aspect helping the O’Reillys run the day to day operation of the day camp & did this with such joy for many years. The campers all adults now, still gather to exchange stories of their time with “Mr. J” and the great times they all had together chanting “Just the Finest  Place to be”!

Johnny was an active member of Church of the Messiah in Gwynedd, PA.  He also volunteered at Manna on Main Street.  He and his wife Marilyn dedicated much of their time to rescuing retired Greyhounds and helping them find homes.       

He was a talented athlete and was an avid Eagles fan.  John enjoyed tennis, golf at Cedarbrook Country Club where he was a member for many years and squash. He attained Club Champion of the Men's Squash Team at Germantown Cricket Club when he attended Penn Charter. He was also a certified scuba diver.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn (DiLemmo) Long, two brothers, Reynolds Long and Robin Long, many nieces, as well as countless friends, former students and campers all whose lives were touched by John.   

Due to public health concerns, services and interment will be private at this time.  

A celebration of life for family and friends is being planned for the fall. This obituary will be updated when information becomes available.   

Please omit flowers.  The family would appreciate memorial contributions made in Johnny's name to the Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428, or a charity of your choicebenefiting animals.

Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 19 East Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA, (610) 277-1600

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