Ricki Joseph Long

The Morning Call - - OBITUARIES -

Ricki Joseph Long, 62, of Beth­le­hem passed away after a tragic ac­ci­dent in Or­ange City, Florida on Septem­ber 12, 2019. He was born in Al­len­town to La­mar Long and Marie (Faran­nte) Long, who pre­de­ceased him. Rick worked for Mack Trucks for 18 years as a field an­a­lyst and later for Rahns Con­crete as a diesel me­chanic. He was a U.S. vet­eran serv­ing as a Navy Se­abee.

Rick was a lov­ing hus­band to Magda Ro­driguez Long, a lov­ing dad to his daugh­ters Tracy Lee Long, Ale­jan­dra Marie (Long) Castillo, and son Jason La­mar Long. Also sur­viv­ing are broth­ers Don­ald and Jack

Long, Bill DiJirolani­o, and sis­ter De­bra Long; grand­chil­dren Alina Jones, Wil­lie and Mariah Castillo, and Alessan­dra Ramos.

Rick was a re­cent sur­vivor of both stage 4 lar­ynx can­cer and an aor­tic aneurysm. These health is­sues gave him more time to re­flect on his life and his eter­nal re­la­tion­ship with Christ. His last en­tries in his Bi­ble study note­book were Psalm 22 and the book of Daniel. Rick was a fam­ily man at heart and lived his life af­firm­ing that strong fam­ily bond. He fiercely loved and pas­sion­ately pro­tected his fam­ily. He al­ways showed up mak­ing many last­ing mem­o­ries. In his own words, "See ya, un­til we meet again!"

Ser­vices: view­ing Fri­day, Sep 20, 6-8 pm and Satur­day, Sep 21, 10 am, with fu­neral ser­vice at 11:00 at Ni­cos C. Elias Fu­neral Home, 1227 W. Hamil­ton St., Al­len­town. In­ter­ment fol­low­ing with full mil­i­tary hon­ors at Cedar Hill Memo­rial Park, Al­len­town.

Con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Tracy Lee Long in sup­port of his fu­neral ar­range­ments.

Di­rec­tions at: www.Al­len­townFuner­als.com

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