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Mrs. Ellen Bullock Long, 87,


Mrs. Ellen Bullock Long, 87, of Wyalusing, PA, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Montrose General Hospital, Montrose, PA.

Mrs. Long was born in Hazleton in 1923 to Charles Wesley and Matilda Williams Bullock. She was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1941. In 1944, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to serve for the “duration of National Emergency,” and served at Cherry Point, NC. In January 1946, she married Carl John Long of Wilkes-Barre. They were happily married for nearly 52 years. Mr. Long died in 1997.

Mrs. Long was employed for many years by the Wyalusing Valley School District, and was later a partner in a Children’s Clothing Store in Towanda. Ellen and Carl loved to travel, and there were memorable and happy trips to Washington, DC, Cayuga Lake and two weeks spent in Canada every July when their daughters were teenagers, where the family fished, swam, water skied and traveled through the lakes and locks with their boat. After Mr. Long retired, the Longs traveled the U.S.A. with a van and travel trailer for several years. Ellen had a hearty laugh and quick, dry wit. She adored her grandchildren, and she and Carl always made each holiday very warm and special for the family and visitors.

Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Tyler of Endicott, NY; grandchildren James Brotzman of Endicott, NY, Jon Brotzman, his wife, Nancy, and great-granddaughter, Barbara of Savona, NY; daughter, Carol Farr, her husband, Gary of Green Bay, WI, granddaughter, Michelle Farr Meyer, her husband, Jeff; great-granddaughters, Payton and Olivia from Germantown, WI, and granddaughter, Melanie Farr Kabele, her husband, Jeremy and great-grandsons, Colton and Barrett of Caledonia, WI. Mrs. Long is also survived by her brother, Christian and his wife, Laura of Laceyville, and sisters-in-law, Elda Bullock  of Rensselar Falls, NY, Marian Voda of Laceyville and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Long was predeceased by an infant  son, Carl John, in 1949. She was also predeceased by brothers, Charles Bullock (Edna), Perry Douglas Bullock (Renee'), James Bullock, Owen Bullock; and by Regina (Jean) (Long) and Clyde Hilbert, Elizabeth (Long) and Martin Flynn, Grace (Long) and John Martin, Gertrude (Long) and Delmar Durland, George and Mary Long, Henry and Mary Long, Joseph and Theresa Long, Irene (Long) and Carl Ott and several nieces and nephews.

Ellen’s family would like to thank Ellen’s very special niece and nephew, Charlene and Richard Bennett of Sugar Run, who visited her weekly with gifts and food and good company, and who did many kindnesses for her with her house, car and appointments. The family would also like to thank the staff at Meadow View Senior Living Center, who helped her through the past three years and countless others who made her life easier and happier.

Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A recitation of the rosary was given on Wednesday.

A Transferal Service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Joseph J. Manarchuck, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the Wyalusing Cemetery.

Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the American Legion, Post #534, 89 Bowling Alley Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853.

To send condolences, or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.



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