Mack S. Long, 84 of Lorain passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Elyria Memorial Regional Health Center in Elyria following a lingering illness.
Mr. Long was born on December 2, 1926 in Lorain to the late Fred D. and Laura E. (nee Scott) Long. A lifelong resident of Lorain, Mr. Long graduated from Lorain High School. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during WW II. He was an active member of the Christian Temple Disciples of Christ in Lorain. He served as a Life Elder, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and volunteered in the food pantry.
Mr. Long was a member of the F & AM Ely Lodge # 424. He started his Masonic career with the Lorain Lodge #552 in 1947, serving as secretary for 23 years. He was also a member of the Mystic Chapter #103 R.A.M, (twice as High Priest), Lorain Commandary # 65 K.T. ( past commander), Lorain Council # 103 R & SM, and the Fellowcraft Club. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Ohio for more than 63 years, 50 year member of the Grand Council RSM of Ohio and Grand Chapter of RAM of Ohio.
He was retired from the City of Lorain in 1991 from the building department as an assistant building inspector with more than 21 years service. He had also worked at both the Nimon Company and Thew Shovel.
An accomplished roller skater, Mr. Long had been skating since he was 15 years old at the Old Coliseum. Mr. Long met his wife, Emma while roller skating and the two enjoyed many years of skating together.
Mr. Long is survived by his twin daughters Laura (Wayne) Keene, Linda (Roy) Thompson, both of Amherst, grandchildren Lesley Hochevar, Brian Long, Justin Keene, Aaron Keene, great grandchildren Kailey Hochevar, Connor Hochevar, Ella Keene, Jackson Mack Keene, sister Mildred Hellinger of Lorain and brother James (Mary) Long of Avon Lake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Emma (nee Lark) Long in 1992 and a son Fred D. Long in 1994.
Friends may call at the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain on Sunday, June 26, 2011 beginning at 3:00 pm and concluding with Masonic Memorial services at 7:00 pm conducted by several Masonic lodges.
Funeral services will be held Monday June 27, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Christian Temple Disciples of Christ, 940 W. 5th Street, Lorain with Rev. Dr. Bradley J. Donahue, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Emma L Lark Long
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