George Long, Jr.

George Henry Long, Jr.

1935 - 2024

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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of George Henry Long, Jr, age 88, on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, following a fall. He was an extraordinary, fun-loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who was devoted to his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

George was born on May 20, 1935, in Scranton, PA, where he spent his formative years as well as summers with his grandparents, before moving to Nutley, NJ. He graduated salutatorian from Nutley High School in 1953 and went on to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. George graduated with honors in 1957 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He began his career as an intern at Esso and was offered a permanent position. While working full-time as a chemical engineer, he earned his MBA from Rutgers University at night. He enjoyed numerous overseas assignments in Aruba, Canada, Holland, Spain, until his last assignment in England where he was responsible for Esso Research and Engineering Europe.

After an illustrious career spanning 38 years, George retired from ExxonMobil and moved to Dorset, VT with his beloved wife, Linda. He spent much time sharing his financial expertise with many small businesses in need, including Friends in Adoption and the Dorset Historical Society and served on their Board of Directors. George was also a regional nursing home ombudsman for the state of VT. He was a proud supporter of the military, his local libraries and donated to his alma mater in appreciation of the career he had such a passion for.

George loved traveling with his wife. There are very few countries in the world they haven’t visited. Their adventures included a picture safari in Africa, riding camels to the pyramids in Egypt, boating down the Amazon, climbing Machu Picchu, taking the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul, riding elephants in India, and visiting relatives in England and Scandinavia, just to name a few. They both were avid tennis & paddle tennis players, skied well into their 80’s, and went skydiving for their 55th wedding anniversary! George was a long-time, diehard NY Giants fan and season ticket holder who went to countless games with his family. He was a serious food lover, a sudoku fanatic, an antique clock collector and enjoyed parties. George was truly one of a kind!

George Long is survived by his wife of 67 years, Linda Ann (Sorensen) Long, his children Bambi (Long) & George Zutell, Betsy (Long) & Stephen Tiene, Wendy Long and Robert & Maria (Tiene) Long, his grandchildren Billy & Melissa, Chris & Cynthia, Kristen & Steve, Matthew & Shaquille, Katie & Tomas, Sydney, George, Henry, Eric & Mike, his great grandchildren Anthony, Brent, Mackenzie, Brianna, Willow & Declan, sister-in-laws Pat Long, Judy & Pat Sorensen and many nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his loving brother Nelson Long, Wendy, Clark & Peter Sorensen, his parents George & Mary Long and his mother-in-law Rita Sorensen.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 1 to 4pm at Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph, NJ with a brief prayer service to begin at 3pm. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Rd, Pocono Pines, PA 18350.

George’s family will cherish his memory, remembering his zest for living, his teasing, his intelligence, his sense of humor, his optimism, his invaluable advice, guidance and support, the time he devoted to his loved ones but, most of all, how he adored every one of us. We are lucky to have spent so much time with you and will miss you always. We know you are having fun in heaven. Love you forever.


Memorial Visitation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Tuttle Funeral Home
272 State Route 10
Randolph, New Jersey, United States
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1935 - 2024

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