Glenn Junior Long, 92, passed away on November 26, 2022 at his home in Sun City, Georgetown, Texas. He was born on May 19, 1930 in East Salem, Pennsylvania. Glenn is survived by his devoted companion Rebecca Pawlak; his beloved children, daughter Patricia Ann Hafernik and husband Rob, son Stephen Michael Long and wife Susan; brother Larry Long: sister-in-law Catherine Long; nephew Danny Long and extended Long and Gearhart family. He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and May P. Long, Sister Jo-Anne E. Sellers and brother Harold Long.
After graduating from Fayette High School, Glenn attended Bible college in New York and graduated in 1953. After work in a Chevrolet factory and continued courses at the Detroit Bible Institute, he served in the US Army where he was awarded a good conduct medal and marksmanship award. Upon discharge, his civil service employment at Olmstead AFB eventually led him to Texas. Glenn attended and graduated from the University of Texas with a civil engineering degree. This led to a career as an engineer for the Texas Water Rights Commission which lasted until his retirement. After retiring, Glenn obtained his real estate license and enjoyed selling real estate for some time. Glenn was a lifelong member of Mensa.
Throughout Glenn's life, he had a deep love and devotion for his family. He enjoyed many opportunities to travel with friends and family within the US and foreign lands such as skiing in Yugoslavia. Glenn especially enjoyed helping family and friends by sharing his gifts as a skilled craftsman in woodworking, carpentry, electronics, and electrical work.
Glenn was very concerned about the plight of those less fortunate and loved helping others. He was involved in community services and volunteering such as elder care and literacy Austin. Glenn always set a good example for the value of hard work and physical activity. Overtime, Glenn's spiritual faith had become an increasingly important part of his life.
Glenn truly enjoyed music and the performing arts. For years, he faithfully attended performances by the Austin Lyric Opera.
Glenn loved to dance and brought much joy to the dance floor for many years especially for his longtime companion Becky Pawlak.
The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff of Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas for their kindness and loving care of Glenn during his recent illnesses.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, Main St., McAlisterville with Pastor Parrish Munro officiating. Interment will follow in the Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.
A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 5-7 PM at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.