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Richard Wayne Long

Richard Wayne Long, age 74, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, July 10, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, with his loving family at his side. He was born January 16, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio to Harry Charles and Eleanor (Luschen) Long. He served in the U.S. Air Force. In November 1963 he married Carole Claborne.

He worked as a plumber for Honeywell / Local 50 for 25 years. He then ran his own company, Building Controls Service for 10 years. Richard was a member of the Swanton Lions Club and a lifetime member of the National Street Rod Association. He enjoyed traveling and loved building cars.

Richard is survived by his loving children, Steven (Jody) Long, Mike (Deanna) Long, Daniel Long (Darlene Strause) and Laurie (Justin) Daniels; brother, Don Long; sisters, Marilyn (Phil) Neill and Nancy Long; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Carole.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, July 15th from 4-8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). According to his wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton Lions Club.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Wednesday, July 15th from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

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Condolences to Dan and Laurie, my friends from high school, and to the rest of your family. Seeing one of your cars go down the road was one of the joys of living on "Mink Farm."

Don Lee Jul 22 2015 12:00 AM

The loss of Dick will be felt for many years. He was the kind of man we should all aspire to be. He gave freely of himself and never asked nor expected anything in return. He was patient, caring, gentle, but mostly loving. Rest assured that he is in a better place.

Don (Fuzzy) Ring Jul 13 2015 12:00 AM

Sending you our sympathy and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Ella Shelley Jul 13 2015 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you our sympathy and prayers. You can have comfort in your families love and the great memories you have.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Jul 12 2015 12:00 AM


ANNETTE CWIKLAK Jul 12 2015 12:00 AM