2010-12-03 / Obits

Charles Long Jr.


Charles Long Jr., 51, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 20.

Long was born on October 29, 1959 in Queens, New York and worked for the New York City Transit Authority. He attended Beach Channel High School and York College. He later joined the U.S. Marines.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Long and son, Charles M. Long of Far Rockaway; daughter, Ruqquyah Wheeler of Jamaica, New York; father, Charles Long Sr. and brother, Michael Long of St. Albans, New York; sister, Sandra D. Long of Pennsylvania; uncles, Macklin Long and Jonathan Smith; aunts, Loretta Thomas and Barabara A. Baulding; goddaughters, Natesha and Tayquna; mother-in-law, Alice Newson; brother-in-law, Otis Newson; sister-in-law, Niece Joyner; six nieces, three nephews and one great-nephew; friends, Rev. Gilbert Pickett, Diane Pickett and Roger Martin and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Plainlawn Cemetery, Hicksville, New York.

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