Russell J. Long


Russell J. "Esh" Long, 73, of Trevorton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 12, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 26, 1946, in Shamokin, a son of Eleanor V. (Hoffman) Long of Coal Township and the late Russell M. Long. On Oct. 19, 2011, in Oak Grove United Methodist Church, he married the former Mary Carpenter-Wallish who survives.

Russ lived most of his life in Trevorton and was a 1966 graduate of Trevorton High School.
He retired after 39 years as a dock worker for Weis Markets.
He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Union County Sportsman's Club, and Fair View Gun Club, Coal Township.
Russ was an avid fisherman and hunter. His hobby was training beagles and going to field trials. He enjoyed watching the New York Yankees baseball and Oakland Raiders football.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Melinda Long; two stepdaughters, Lori and Lynn Wallish; one stepson, Chad Wallish; one stepgrandson, Noah Wallish; one sister, Carol Snyder; and one niece, Michelle Drager.
He was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Richard Snyder; and his dog, Buddy.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 133 Oak Grove Road, Paxinos, followed by a memorial service at 11, with Pastor Bonnie Alleman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Russ's memory Oak Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Lorrie Logic, 1237 W. Montgomery St., Coal Township, PA 17866.

The Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on April 15, 2019
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2 posts

Theresa Zurick Troutman
Apr 24, 2019
Esh was a great guy, always a gentlemen. May he find peace.
Apr 15, 2019
I love and miss you Dad. I know you're in Heaven watching down on us. Until we meet again.