William W. Long, Sr.
March 13, 1925-July 12, 2016
William W. Long, Sr. of Seaford, DE died peacefully on July 12, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Christiana, DE at the age of 91. He was born in 1925 in Philadelphia, PA to Mark L. and Clara D. Long.
William proudly served in the Navy in World War II. He attended Friends Select School and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
During his time in Pennsylvania he taught sixth grade in Haverford Township, was Supervising Principal in Ambler, and was Superintendent of Schools in Southern School District, Glen Rock. Upon moving to Delaware, he became Superintendent of Schools for Seaford School District and worked in administration in Laurel School District. Following his retirement in 1991, he worked as a supervisor and mentor of student teachers at Salisbury University.
William is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, June Long; his children, William W. Long, Jr., Karen Wilson (Bruce), Susan Long, and John Long (Susan); grandchildren, Lauren Carey, Michael Long (Ivy), and Jessica Berg (Jorgen); and he was looking forward to the arrival of his new great-grandson.
In addition to spending time with his family, he loved reading, going out to eat, and drinking a good cup of coffee.
Just as he dedicated his career to learning, he continues to educate even in death as he willed his body to scientific medical research.
Services and interment will be held privately.