|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1915|
Santa Clara County
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2009|
Barney K. Long, Jr was born in Santa Clara, California, on June 5, 1915. He passed away in Fresno, on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the age of 93.
Barney was the second child of three born to Barney K. and Dollie M. (Paden) Long. He lived on a ranch in Madera during the great depression which made a strong impression on his work ethic. In 1933, he graduated from Rooservelt High School, Fresno. He studied flying, went to instrument repair school then attended Elgin Watch College in Illinois.
After WW2, on March 5, 1945 he married Jeanne (Breslich) Kleiser, a recent widow with a four month old son, and worked in Fresno as a watchmaker. On Dec 1, 1947, he opened the Long's Jewelry across from Roosevelt High School. In the '50s he studied and became an AGS certified gemologist and moved the business into custom jewelry design. In the '70s the store was relocated to the Northwest corner of Shaw and Fresno.
He sold the business and retired in 1980. He was a member of Lions Club, Elks, Big Brothers and other philanthropic organizations, but by his family he will be remembered as a caring father with high integrity and strong morals.
Barney is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne. He is survived by his three children, Robert Kleiser and his wife Marvelle, Jeffry Long and his wife Judy, and Lori Carroll and her husband Mark; and six grandchildren, Brent Kleiser and his wife Jennifer, Ryan Kleiser and his wife Richele, Christen Long, Carol Long, Abi Alaniz and her husband Mike and Adrie Carroll.
A private memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Light on Friday, February 20, 2009. Remembrances may be made to Saint Agnes Hospice, P.O. Box 27350, Fresno, Ca
-- Fresno Bee, The (CA) - February 18, 2009
Barney King Long (1888 - 1941)
Edna Mae Paden Long (1890 - 1978)
Jeanne Marie Breslich Long (1919 - 2002)
Chapel of the Light Columbarium
Plot: Garden of Peace, Sect. WB, Tier1, Spc. 2b
Created by: Jeffry
Record added: Feb 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34161088