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Herbert Sidney Long, 93

October 07, 2020

Herbert Sidney Long, known affectionately as “Sid”, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline Baron Long, who passed away in 2009. Born in Lancaster and growing up in Lititz, he was the son of the late Clarence E. and Anna E. Brookmyer Long.

Sid had been an owner and operator of Long & Bomberger Hardware Store in Lititz, a family business handed down through several generations in his family.

A World War II veteran, he served in the US Navy as a Seaman First Class in the Pacific Theater.

Sid was a very active member of the Lititz Moravian Church, where he was a loyal supporter of the church mission work. He also served and helped at the Love Feast, and was involved in the initiative to restore the church’s Tannenberg Organ. He was also involved in helping his home town through his work with Lititz Improvement and the Flood Control Committee. A shared love of skiing and travel took him and Jacqueline around the world.

He is survived by his son, Christian M. Long married to Michele Matucheski of Oshkosh, WI and his grandson, Oliver Long. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Romaine Foltz, Bernice Miller, and Ross Long.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Sid’s life will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 11 am at the Lititz Moravian Church. Masks will be required. The service will be livestreamed via Sid’s obituary link on the funeral home website, where additional information will be provided. The family will be receiving visitors from 10 am to 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Sid’s memory to the Lititz Moravian Church.

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October 14, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Christian and the Long family. Sid was such an amazing man. I loved our long talks and learning about his life. He will definitely be missed at Moravian Manor Communities. He loved that his parents were the first residents here. It meant a lot to him. Blessings to you and your family.
Michele Dombach

October 12, 2020

My condolences to Christian and the Long family. Your father was a good man and a pillar of the Lititz community. 
Steve Brody

October 11, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Christian and his family. I have many great memories of his father growing up with Christian. 
Michael Szymanski

October 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your father. I am Betty and Sketch Mearigs daughter. My mom was at the Manor when your dad was. They would get together and talk about the good times in Lititz.   My greatest sympathies go to you and your family. 
Lisa Mearig Maksym

Visitation
Saturday, November 07, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lititz Moravian Church
8 Church Square
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
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Saturday, November 07, 2020
11:00 AM
Lititz Moravian Church
8 Church Square
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
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