James R. LongJames Robert Long, II, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Winooski and Ligonier and Pitcairn, Penn, went to be with the Lord, in the early morning of Friday, May 13, 2016, in his home.

Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Pitcairn, he was a past commander of VFW Post 6689 in Essex Jct. having served in the U.S. Army. He was also an active member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed helping others, being outdoors in nature and working with his hands. 

James was preceded in death by his father, J. Robert “Bob” Long, and mother, Erva “Dolly” Long. He is survived by his children James Curtis (Christine) Long, Nathan Long, Angel Long, Angelica (Gibson) Pickels, Denise (Gibson) Proccacini, Brendan Gibson, Dori Billado, Rebecca Billado and Mariah Billado. He is also the beloved Papa and grandfather of Madison, Mikey, Damien, Zachery, Faith, Katherine and three other grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Bruce (Michelle) Long. He will be loved and missed by many friends and a large extended family. 

Friends and family gathered on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in the Alfieri Funeral Home in Wilmerding, Penn. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to your local VFW post.