David “Sluggo” Walter Long, 81 of Drayden, MD passed away on December 22, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. Born October 11, 1938 in North Andover, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Lillian Ruth Jackson Long and Everett Eastman Long.
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David is survived by his loving wife Shirley A. Long whom he married on March 15, 1974 in Upper Marlboro, MD. He is also survived by his children: Debbie (Keith) Coady, of Pelham, NH Carol Long of Wheeling, WV, Sharon Holland of North Andover, MA. and Kelly (David) Camire of North Hampton, NH, siblings: Rae Hay of Thousand Oaks, Ca, Carol Lawson (Roger) of North Andover, MA and Jack Long of Laconia, NH, six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
David attended North Andover High School, he moved from Virginia Beach, VA to St. Mary’s County in 1961. David served in the Navy from August 1956 to February 1975 retiring after 20 years of service. His duty stations included Lakehurst, NJ, Virginia Beach, VA, Patuxent River, MD, Pensacola, FL, and Naval Air Facility, Washington DC. While serving in the Navy Dave earned: the Air Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (4), Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device.
Dave was employed as a New Car Prep Manager at Bill Cairns Pontiac in Marlow Heights, MD from 1975 to 1987. Dave belonged to the Fleet Reserve Association, he enjoyed recycling any type of medal, was a Washington Capitals fan and loved spending time with his family and socializing with friends.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date.