Ira L. Long

Ira L. Long

Ira L. Long, 75, of Kiski Township, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in AHN-West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born Feb. 14, 1944, in Apollo, he was a son of Robert E. Long and Dorothy “Irene” (Geiger) Long.

Ira was a 1962 graduate of Elders Ridge High School and proudly served our country with the United States Army. He worked as a welder for the former Ween United, for the Babcock and Wilcox Decontamination Project, and later as a laborer for Swank Construction, retiring in 2013. Ira was a member of Spring Church Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed farming as well as tinkering and fixing things. Ira loved offering a helping hand to his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Leslie.

Ira is survived by his siblings, Robert S. Long, of Apollo; Melvin R. (Marlene) Long, of Spring Church; Roger A. Long, of Avonmore; Vera E. Long, of Kiski Township; Gary K. (Tawna) Long, of Avonmore; many nieces and nephews; close friend Sandy McMunn, of Apollo; and the beloved family St. Bernard, Sophie.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Philip Ramstad officiating. Following the service, military honors will be accorded by the Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard. Private interment in Spring Church Lutheran Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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