Thomas M. “Duke” Long

 

When Tom sang Karaoke, eyes welled up: he was a lifelong fan of Elvis.  Tom sang with Jennifer at his side.  He made a mean Cheesesteak as the cook at Derby’s and was a diehard and loyal Eagles fan.  Tom found his most relaxing times in Ocean City with his wife and son, Michael.  It was a special time together.  He was born in Augusta GA, moved to Ringgold Street in Northeast Philly, then to Hi-Nella, NJ and eventually settled in Riverside.  He worked at JEB and Eaton Aerospace for several years.  He died peacefully at home.

He met his wife Suzanne at Derby’s, buying raffle tickets until he won her over.  Tom was blessed by his children, Jennifer Long of Gloucester City, Barbara (Nick), Annie and Michael David and later by grandchildren, Samuel, Dougie, Anna, Cameron and David; he was pre-deceased by his mother and father, Annette and Joseph and his brother, David; he is survived by his children and grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Denise Long and Barbara Hyer, nephew, Frank and niece, Dina, and his cats, Al and Shelby.

Wear your Eagles attire and come celebrate 70 great years (and listen to some Sinatra) Saturday 10-noon at Sweeney Funeral Home where there will be a noon service.  Interment, private.

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