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George O. Long

George O. LongGeorge O. Long, age 97, of Carrollton, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2013, in Hanover House. 

He was born in Waynesburg, a son of the late J. Franklin and Lurena (Rinehart) Long, and was a life resident of this area. 

George was a 1933 graduate of Waynesburg High School. As a young man he played softball, and in later years he enjoyed bowling and farming.   He worked numerous jobs and retired in 1978 from The Timken Roller Bearing Co., after 29 years service, where he was a steel cutter.   Following retirement he worked for Bob Newell Auctioneers.  George was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and Golden Lodge #1123 United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO. 

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Raymond Lutz, of Massillon, Susan and George Litt, of Carrollton, and Wanda and Larry Bittaker, of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Beth (Tony) Logozzo, Richard (Laura) Lutz, Todd Bittaker, and June (Doug) McLaughlin; nine great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Michelle, Jacob, and T. J. Logozzo, Krista and Jenna Lutz, Ashley Noble, Kyley McLaughlin, and Madison Bittaker; four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death May 30, 2008, by his wife of 70 years, Gladys P. Long; four brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. in Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor John Maroni officiating.  Interment will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour before the service Saturday. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Long's memory may be made to Carroll County Animal Protection League, PO Box 353, Carrollton, OH 44615, or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Green, OH 44685.  Condolences may be sent online at www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.