dennis long
Dennis George Long, 70, of Canonsburg, PA formerly of Weirton, WV died Monday March 27, 2017, at his home. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Ruth (Kecker) Long as well as his brother Gordon Long Jr. After graduating from Weir High in 1965, he joined the U. S. Army where he served with the 2nd Battalion 34th Armor at Ft. Riley Kansas then the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson CO. Mr. Long was passionate about golf and after being discharged from the Army, spent a brief stint as golf pro at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO and other local golf clubs after moving back to Weirton. He was a member of the Canonsburg PA VFW Post 191. He leaves his wife of 26 years, Margaret (Hines) Long; his sons, Dennis Long of Folsom CA and his wife Karen, Robert Long of Roseville CA and his wife Carol and granddaughter Madeline, Scott Rodell of Orangevale CA, Michael Mandich of Ft Lauderdale FL. He also leaves behind sisters, Linda Downs of Weirton WV; Leslie Patrelakis of Weirton WV ; brother, James Daniel Long of Cadiz OH and nephew Steve Patrelakis of Mt. Pleasant, PA and nieces Lindsay (Patrelakis) Miller of Morgantown WV; Meredith (Long) Dieth of New Orleans, LA and Jackie (Long) Philhower of Wall, NJ. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Saint Paul's Cemetery, Weirton with military honors. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Expressing our sincerely condolences to all the family at this very difficult time. Praying for strength and the comfort of the many happy memories of the past. So sorry.

  2. In the short few years we’ve known Dennis, we found he was a great guy who loved the Mission Hills outdoor activities when he could attend. God blesses those who suffer and makes them welcome in heaven. Dennis will be missed in our little community. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Peggy and the rest of Dennis’ family.

  3. What a beautiful tribute Peggy. So very sorry for your loss but you have a lifetime of memories. Together to the end…..

  4. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Dennis George Long, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Dennis George Long, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  5. Wishing you peace in your hearts at this time of grief. God bless Love Linda and George Hovorka

  6. Leslie and family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. May the Lord help you and your family at this time. I am so sorry.

  7. Linda and Family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Brother. May God comfort you and your family at this most difficult time. Love my special Friend and Prayers for the hurt you and your family are going through.

  8. Loved the video tribute. What a wonderful family! Treasure all of those happy memories. Love and prayers for comfort go out to all of the Long family.

  9. I hope all will rest easy in that Dennis is now in peace. I am sorry I could not make it. Prayers to all.

  10. Dear Leslie, I m really sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. It is so hard loosing our loved ones. It’s hard getting thru each day..knowing you can no longer call them or see them. Until we all meet again. You’re in my prayers Leslie. I m sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral home. I m sure he was a good guy and he’s going to be missed by all of you. Please tell your family .I m thinking about all of them too and praying for all of you for Peace and Comfort thru this extremely difficult time. Love Sherri LaRosa Grieco

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