Acworth, GA. Passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Mr. Long was a 26-year Veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, cooking, and was exceptional on the grill. To say he had a heart of gold, is an understatement. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and make the world a better place. Spending time at the lake, camping, and refurbishing cars were a few of his favorite pass times. Though he found joy in all of these things, his greatest joy came from being a husband, father, and grandfather. Dan was an active advocate with Community Oncology Alliance and CPAN for 5 years, where he worked tirelessly to bring about positive change. He was a member of St. Claire of Assisi Catholic Missionary Church and was very rich in his faith. Mr. Long is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mrs. Vicki Long; 4 children, Daniel "Neal" Long of Emerson, GA, Connor Gerrard Long of Acworth, Shannon Marie de Jesus (husband Anderson) of Marietta, GA, and Nicole Louise Gomez of Marietta; his mother, Dorothy Long of Greensboro, GA; 2 brothers, Lou Long of Concord, NC, and John Long of Washington, DC; a sister, Sarah Parker of Augusta, GA; 6 grandchildren, Anthony, Jasmin, Brian, Nicolas, Sally, and Araceli; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Trotter.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be Monday, May 4, at 10:30am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, with Father Mark Starr officiating. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Memory Gardens in Acworth, GA. The family will Receive friends Sunday, May 3, from 6-8pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Community Oncology Alliance, CPAN, COA c/o Ricky Newton (Treasurer) 760 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 150, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (www.coaadvocacy.org); or Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, 833 Campbell Hill Rd., Suite 220 Marietta, GA 30060 (www.lovingarms canceroutreach.com).
WINKENHOFER PINE RIDGE
Funeral Home 2950 North Cobb Pkwy
Kennesaw, GA 770-422-7299