Rodney A. "Rod" Long, 48, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Rod was born April 22, 1970 in DuBois. He was a son of Byron T. Long of Punxsutawney who survives and the late Karol (Hockenberry) Long. Rod was a cashier for many years at Shop N Save. He was a friend to everyone and always had a smile and a kind word for people he knew as well as those he didn't. He was always the life of the party. He was an avid collector of many things like hot wheels cars. Rod was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and loved playing darts with friends there. He was a devoted husband and father who adored his children and grandchild. Rod married the love of his life Christina (Mahan) Long of Punxsutawney on August 18, 2018. She survives. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his beloved daughters; Cassandra Long and Fiance' Joshua Gallaher both of Mahaffey, Chelsey Long of Punxsutawney, and his grandchild; Cameron Gallaher. Two sisters; Tina Marie London of Niagara Falls, Tammie Breth and husband Ronald of Uniontown, OH., two brothers; Donald Picard and wife Kathleen and Rickey Fauzey and Rod's mother in law; Tabitha Mahan and fiance’Chris Matthews of Punxsutawney. Friends will be received from 11-1 & 3-5 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney where a funeral service will be held at 5 PM with Pastor Chuck Prevot officiating. Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomespa.com
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