Leon F.
Greece: November 4, 2010. Leon is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rita M. (Taranto) Long; children, Daniel P. (Marilyn) Long, Kathleen M. Long, Marie R. Long & Michele M. Long; grandchildren, Samantha & DJ; sister, Arlene Bettin; brother-in-law, Ralph (Jeanne) Taranto; several nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friend, John (Anne) Dotzey of Buffalo; many friends. Leon is a Veteran of the United States Army. Friends may call Sunday 1-3 & 6-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 9:30 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 West Ridge Road. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Hall, 1612 Buffalo Road, Rochester NY 14624 in his memory.

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  1. Dear Rita, Danny Kathy Marie and Michelle, so very sorry to hear about Mr. Long. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have heard you were all with your Dad/husband when the time came and he passed from this world to the next. What a comfort that must of been for him and all of you. I truly believe he has gone to a much kinder world, although that does not heal the hurt you all feel. Once again my heart goes out to all of you. Your family was a very big part of my childhood and I love you all. may the peace of our Lord be with you now and always Cindy Arnold

  2. Dearest Marie: May you and your family be conforted by fond and loving memories. Please know I am thinking of you even though I cannot be with you. May Leon’s memory be ever for a blessing. With love, Diane

  3. Kathy Long, My deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. I will mention him in my prayers, and pray that things are well with you.

    Bill Leathersich

  4. Kathy, Marie and Michele – I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know how close you were to him and I know you will miss him greatly. He must have been truly a remarkable man, judging by the wonderful daughters he and your mother raised. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Your friend, Dale

  5. Michele,
    I am very sorry to hear about your dad.
    Growing up in grammar school, 464 Ballad Ave was like my second home and Leon was like my second dad.
    You and your family always made me feel welcome and let me tell you, I was at your house, a lot. I will never forget that. Good times:)
    You are all in my prayers.
    Love you like a sister,
    Colleen

  6. Rita & Girls….Marion Sheddon asked me to extend her deepest sympathy to you all at this time. You are in her thoughts.
    She has fond memories.

  7. Rita and family…We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    There is one link that death cannot sever ‘love and remembrance lasts forever.’ I know there is much love and wonderful memories.
    Sincerely Jan & Aubrey

  8. Rita,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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