Ray John Long

November 26, 1924 - March 4, 2020

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Bernard's Catholic Church
New Washington , Ohio

Saturday, March 7, 2020
11:00 AM
St. Bernard's Catholic Church
New Washington , Ohio

Ray John Long, age 95, longtime resident of New Washington, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at The Willows in Willard. He was born on November 26, 1924, in Havana, Ohio, to the late John and Augusta (Wilhelm) Long. Ray was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in New Washington, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and was a Navy Veteran having served during WWII. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, playing cards, playing softball and watching the Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers.

He is survived by 5 children, James (Dolores) Long of Miller City, Ohio; Linda (Robert) Yutzy of Nebo, North Carolina; Patricia (Jeffrey) Spiess of Bay Village, Ohio; Thomas (Kim) Long of Wooster, Ohio; Michael (Andrea) Long of Chatfield, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Eileen Studer of Bucyrus, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Regina (Bechtel) Long in 2018; a brother, Fred Long and a sister Myrtle Mahl.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in New Washington, where his Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM with Father George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Indians Charities, 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, OH 44115 or to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com


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Sharon Kay Moore - Mar 25, 2020
To Tom and Kim, and the Long family - we will always have fond memories of Ray and Alma when they filled in at our card club. A great couple - our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Gene and Sharon
Karen Alt - Mar 24, 2020
Mike, I just now heard of your father's passing. Please accept my sympathy and know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Peggy Opatken - Mar 14, 2020
I used to give communion to Ray for about 8 years. Very friendly nice man. May he rest in peace
Don Garner - Mar 13, 2020
My deep condolences to the Long family on the passing of Ray. He and Alma raised your family in the rich tradition of the Church. You were all blessed to have had them for so many years here in New Washington. I enjoyed meeting you all when I bough your house several years ago. It continues to be a blessed house and a good home. Thank You.
Suver Family - Mar 11, 2020
So sorry to learn of Ray's passing. Our deepest sympathy. Always enjoyed his company whenever he was out and about.
The John Kreim Family - Mar 8, 2020
Please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss. Ray was such a kind man. We have many fond memories of living on Jeffery Drive, especially playing games on the green circle. God bless you all.
John and Angel Schroeder - Mar 8, 2020
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. We enjoyed visiting with Ray at the Willows. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Kraft Family: Herb, Anita and Lynne - Mar 7, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Times like this bring back happy memories of playing in our back yards and on the "green circle!" With sympathy Herb, Anita and Lynne
Sister Diane Hay - Mar 6, 2020
I will miss seeing Ray at our monthly Masses in the hospital chapel...also when I substitute saying the rosary at the Willows. His death is a loss for all of us. My sympathy to his family.
Sherry Stockmaster - Mar 6, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. I feel so very blessed to have had the opportunity yo bring Ray Holy Communion.