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Byron A. Long

April 25, 1947 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 72)


Byron T. Long, 72, of Punxsutawney passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home. Byron was born April 25, 1947, in Punxsutawney to the late Paul and Hazel (Miller) Long. He was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman for most of his life and enjoyed taking his family members with him on fishing outings. He loved collecting eagles of all types and displaying them around his home. Byron was preceded in death by his wife Karol (Hockenberry) Long and a son, Rodney A. Long. He is survived by two sons, Donald Picard and wife Kathleen and Rickey Fauzey all of DuBois and one daughter, Tammie Breth of Ohio. Three brothers, Paul Long and wife Helen of Luthersburg, Lee Long and wife Sally of Punxsutawney, Keith Long and wife Eunice of Reynoldsville and one sister, Carol Long-Perry and husband Richard of Sykesville. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Christina Long of Punxsutawney and six grandchildren, Cassandra Long, Chelsey Long, Amy Breth, Ashley Wingard, Tiffany Picard, Donald Picard, Jr. and one great -grandchild, Cameron Gallaher. Friend will be received from 2-6 PM Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney where a funeral service will be held at 6 PM with Pastor Chuck Prevost officiating. Please make donations in Byron's name to the American Diabetes Association, 112 Washington Pl #1520, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or to the Cloe United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

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