Obit: Harold L. "Sparky" Long

Harold L. "Sparky" Long, 67, of Williamsport, passed away June 24, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Aug. 26, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Orville F. Long and Valaria V. (Federowicz) Long, of Williamsport.

Harold was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed at Lycoming Supply and Avco Lycoming.

He was a member and former Corner Master of the VFW Post 844. He was also, a Scout Master of Troop 3 and committee member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scratch off lottery tickets and was a model train collector.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Michael J. Long (Cheryl), of Williamsport and Franklin P. Long, of New Castle; a sister, Catherine L. Spotts (Stephen), of Williamsport; three nephews, Franklin Workman and Josh and Cain Long; and a niece, Cassie Spotts.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Long and two sisters, Theresa Workman and Annette Long.

A graveside service to honor the life of Harold will be held 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.