Thomas Long

Oct. 25, 1936 Aug. 7, 2010

Thomas Long, 73, of Waukesha, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Fayette Township, to James and Katherine (McAloon) Long.

He graduated from the Darlington High School Class of 1954. On Sept. 7, 1963, he married Shirley A. Smith at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington. They were married for almost 47 years. Tom worked as an engineer for Wisconsin Bell, which later became Ameritech and then AT&T. He also served in the U.S. Army. Tom volunteered with the Telephone Pioneers and at LindenGrove Nursing Home in Waukesha.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; his daughter, Teresa (Bob) Ashton of Oshkosh; three granddaughters, Ashley, Mary Katherine and Olivia Ashton; two brothers, Bob Long Sr. and Kenneth Long, both of Darlington; a sister, Darlene (Jerry) Fogel of Cudahy; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Kathleen Herbst and Joe, Lawrence, John and Frank Long; his brothers- and sisters-in-law, LaVerne Herbst, Clara, Elaine, Jeanie and Lonna Long; a nephew, Joey Long; and two great-nieces, Carrie Herbst and Angie Broge.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Steil Camacho Funeral Home, 206 E. Harriet St., Darlington. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 104 E. Harriet St., Darlington, with the Rev. Monte Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred.

Steil Camacho Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 608-776-2461 or visit online at www.darlingtonfuneralhome.com.