Ronald Allen "Ron" Long

March 10, 1944 - July 11, 2014
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Ronald A. Long, 70, of Rockford, died Friday, July 11, 2014 in his home following a sudden illness. Ron was born March 10, 1944 in Belvidere, IL the son of Warren and Adele (Ullmark) Long. He graduated from Belvidere High School. Ron married Mary Ann Thomas in Rockford’s Third Presbyterian Church on April 23, 1983. For 35 years, Ron was a Quality Control Inspector for Barber Colman Co. He was a veteran serving in the Army while stationed in Germany. Ron was a member of Third Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, and building and repairing clocks. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; a son, Chris (Kendra) Long of Carlyle, PA; 2 daughters, Dawn Gutierrez of Low Point, IL and Lynn (Todd) Silfer of Freeport, IL; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Karl (Beverly) Long; of Belvidere; 2 twin sisters, Joyce Durkee of Rockford and Judith Lundberg of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Dr. Murray Hanson, Pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, officiating. Cremation to take place with private family burial in Belvidere Cemetery. To express condolences online, please visit www.andersonfcs.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial Visitation 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Dr. Murray Hanson, Pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, officiating. Cremation to take place with private family burial in Belvidere Cemetery.


 

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Born: March 10, 1944
Died: July 11, 2014

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Betty abd Jim Thomas posted on 7/13/14

Ron had a big heart! We shared many holidays with him,Mary Ann and Chris. He was also very talented with using tools, making clocks, and other things. He loved his family and had a deep faith. We will miss him. RIP Ron! You were a caring soul!

 

Karen Stone Parrish posted on 7/13/14

Mary Ann and family, I am so very sorry for Ron's passing. I have two of the beautiful clocks he restored and I now think of him each time they chime. He was one caring man and we all were blessed to know him! May God almighty comfort you all as only He can! Prayers and hugs! Karen Stone Parrish

 

Diane Wawczak posted on 7/15/14

Mary, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Ron was such a wonderful, caring, loving man and I am sure he will truly be missed by all. May God be with you and give you the strength to get through this sad time and our thoughts and prayers will be with you always. Love Bob & Diane Wawczak

 

Van Johnson posted on 7/15/14

Judy and Joyce....So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Growing up in the same neighborhood as the three of you brings back some memories. I lived in the red brick house at the end of Hurlbut St. My prayers are with you. Take care. ......... Van Johnson

 

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