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Ronald L. Long
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Ronald L. Long, 70, of Lehighton passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton. He was the husband of Carolyn (Berger) Long for 49 years. Born in Allentown he was the son of the late Earnest and Grace (Walp) Long.
Ronald was a 1965 graduate and class President of Lehighton Area High School. Following high School, he attended and graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from Lebanon Valley College in 1969 and earned his Master’s Degree from Kutztown University.
Ronald was an 8th grade Math and Algebra Teacher at Palmerton Middle School for 30 years, retiring in 1999.
He was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lehighton where he served on Church Council, Building Fund Committee, Committee for a New Organ, Taught Level 1 & 2 Catechism, Sunday School Superintendent, Secretary on the Finance Committee, Numerous Call Committees, 8:30 Usher Scheduler, Fellowship Scheduler, Audit Committee, Co Chairman of Social Ministry and Co Coordinator for the Trinity Food Pantry.
Ronald enjoyed exercising, landscaping his yard, basketball, traveling and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his Wife, Daughters; Kelli wife of Christopher Carpenter of Lehighton and Korri wife of David Behler of North Wales, PA, Brothers; Earnest Jr. of Littlestown, PA, Terry husband of Robyn of Lehighton and Byron husband of Marsha of Cuba, NY, Grandchildren; Caleb, Caine and Kylie and Nieces and Nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10AM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 3rd & Iron Streets Lehighton with the Reverend John Hassler officiating, following the service the family will receive attendees in the Narthex of the church. Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.schaefferfunerals.com.
Contributions may be made to the Trinity Food Pantry 175 South 3rd Street Lehighton, PA 18235


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celebration of life service

Saturday

23

Dec

10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church 3rd & Iron Streets Lehighton

18235
Lehighton, PA 18235

Following the service the family will receive attendees in the Narthex of the church

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