Frederick F. Long, Jr.
June 29, 1941 – February 9, 2015
Frederick F. Long, Jr., age 73, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 9, 2015.
A native Delawarean, Fred was born in Wilmington on June 29, 1941, and was the son of the late Frederick F. Long Sr. and Alcinda Anderson Balfour. He proudly served his country as a member of the Delaware Air Guard’s Medical Evacuation Unit from 1962 until 1968, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Fred made his career as a laboratory technologist with Hercules and worked at the company’s research center site in Wilmington, retiring in 2001 after 41 years of dedicated service.
An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he was a member of the Brandywine Muzzleloading Long Rifles, the Southern Lancaster County Farmer-Sportsmen’s Association and the Southern Chester County Sportsmen’s and Farmers Association. Additionally, Fred was a member of the Delaware Radio Control Club. He adored animals of all kinds, but especially loved dogs and cats. Fred will be remembered for his kind and generous personality and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, F. Albert Balfour. Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years, Kathleen O’Brien Long; sons, Christopher Hewlett, Sr. (Barbara) of Hockessin, DE and Carl Hewlett of Wilmington, DE; cousins, Donna Frentzel (Ted), Bruce Lacey, Gail Toppin, Milton Keene, Jr. (Suzanne), Lynn Keene (Peggy), Amy Wethem (Tom), Rich Anderson (Sandy) and Georgia Ritter (Dan); 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Jr., Cameron and Charlie Hewlett; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, February 21, 2015, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2033 Graves Road, Hockessin, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.