Township Supervisor John E. Long died suddenly overnight at his home in the township.
On behalf of the Northampton Township Supervisors, Chairman Vincent J. Deon extended the Boardâ€™s condolences and prayers to the Long family, the township employees, and to all township residents.
Deon said Long was a dear and close friend who wore his dedication to the township, the water and sewer authority and the county on his sleeve. Aside from the countless hours he spent on issues relevant to the municipal affairs of the township, as well as the Bucks County Community College and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Long placed his family above all.
â€œHe donated almost half of his life to the service of this township and county,â€ Deon said.
â€œHe was very good at what he did. His passion for life, the pride and love he expressed towards his children and his commitment and volunteer service when working with numerous local non-profit groups was extraordinary.â€
â€œHis dedication to the water and sewer authority and the township will be greatly missed,â€ Deon said.
John E. Long Jr. was the Vice Chairman of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors.
He served also as Public Works Liaison (Public Works, Engineer, Water & Sewer & Open Space).
Also posted in News on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 6:26 pm by Courier Times staff writer Danny Adler
John Long Jr., a 12-year veteran of the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors and active community member, died in his sleep sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, friends and colleagues said.
Long was 50 years old. It was not clear exactly how Long died, but police said he passed away because of medical problems.
Not only a township supervisor, Long was a water and sewer board member of the Northampton Bucks County Municipal Authority, and a member of the Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees and the Pearl S. Buck International Board of Directors.
A public visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home at 800 Newtown-Richboro Road in the townshipâ€™s Richboro section. The visitation will be followed by words of remembrance at 8 p.m. A private burial is scheduled for Friday.