James Long

James John Long

Sunday, October 8th, 1939 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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James "John" Long, 80 of Wellsburg, WV, passed away at 3:36 AM on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his residence under the care of his family with support of Amedisys Hospice.

James was born on October 8, 1939 in Wellsville, OH. He was the son of the late James and Mae (Donahue) Long.

James served proudly in the United States Army in France with 8 years of service reaching rank of SP5. He received the SS-M-14, Expert M-14, Letter of Appreciation and Good Conduct Medal 1st Award. James came back and retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation as an Electrician. Many will remember John for his love of singing Karaoke, playing Euchre and his passion for his dogs; but most of all, for his love and dedication to his family.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Moskonas.

James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geraldine Marie (Woods) Long of Wellsburg, WV, two daughters, Debbie Granchie and her husband, John of Loganton, PA and Sherry Lairamore and her husband, Bryon of Midway, GA, four grandchildren, Tara and her husband, Benny, Ryan, Collin and Carlee, two great grandchildren, twins, Coda and Remington.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551 with son-in-law, John Granchie, officiating.

Please add or view condolences, photos, and stories at www.chambersandjames.com
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Posted at 12:07pm
We send our prayers & condolences.
American National SM&R-office of Robert Weiss & Staff, Follansbee, WV

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Posted at 11:56pm
sorry for your loss. Was a good man. always got a smoke from me and told me not to tell anyone.

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Posted at 02:48pm
Deb & John, you're in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I'm so sorry.
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Posted at 03:16pm
I do not know where to begin. I am a better man for having know you. By law you are my Father In Law. However you were more. Always considered you a great friend. You taught me many things in Life. I am a better man for having know you. I have many great memories of crazy things we've done together.
Thank you for your Service in the US Army. Thanks for all you have done in life. Your Body is laid to rest however your soul and spirit will live on forever in the family you leave behind and the wonderful memories you've left with all family and friends.
Take Care Johnny.

Bill and Ryan

Posted at 02:33pm
Pap you may be gone from this world but you will always be in our hearts and never forget
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