James B. Long


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March 19th

James B. Long, 81, Born March 12, 1937 to Harold & Dora A. Long died in the arms of his loving wife and children on March 19, 2018 at home. Jim graduated from Geneva High School and then earned an Aeronautical Engineering Degree from Purdue University as a member of Phi Delta Theta. He served in the US Air Force , 34th Bomber Squadron (SAC) during the Cuban Misile Crisis.. He was a commercial airline pilot with United Airlines for 32 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of Tippecanoe Country Club where he served on the board, and enjoyed his Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday groups of golf. He also played South Shore Golf Club with a group for 20 years. He loved taking the grandchildren on boat rides to watch wildlife. He loved feeding the birds, especially the orioles. He was a member of the North Webster United Methodist Chuch where he sang bass in the choir, and served as Chairman of the Trustee for many years. Jim leaves behind his wife Brenda (Hartley), daughters – Shannon (Jim) Wallace, Amy (Jack) Hallaert, and Jennifer Cottrell. Sons – Andrew (Lisa) Long, Dr. Ked (Julie) Cottrell. 12 grandchildren, and 4 greatgrandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. A sister – Lois (John) Skelly. He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter Jennifer Marie. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12 Noon at the North Webster United Methodist Church with Pastor Byron Kaiser officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 11-noon. Interment will be held at the Westlawn Cemetery in Geneva, IN with Military Honors at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Webster United Methodist Church. Eastlund Funeral Home is handling services.


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