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Friday, 21 December 2012 10:20
Long-Elmer-obitElmer Elwood Long, 88, of Bowling Green, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
He was born March 27, 1924 in Henry Township, Ohio to Wesley and Thelma (Apple) Long. He graduated from Jackson Township School in Hoytville, Ohio in 1942, where he lettered in basketball.
Elmer enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October of 1942. He attended school at the Wentworth Institute in Boston and also in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a Machinist Mate 1st Class and was very proud to have served in the Navy. He served on the Mattoponi Oil Tanker in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea, Pacific, Panama Canal and Asia. The ship was in Japan when the treaty was signed.
Elmer Elwood married Betty Bollenbacher on February 15, 1947. They have three sons: Wesley (Jean), Dana (Linda) and Chuck (Peggy); and four grandchildren: Kerry (Mike), Stephen, Currey and Zac.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wes Jr., and a sister, Darlene.
He was a member of the Luckey American Legion Post 240, the former Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, Trustee, Custodian and Sunday School Superintendent. He currently was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green.
Elmer worked at Webster School for 18 years and retired from the General Services Administration of the Federal Government in 1986 following 21 years of service.
His hobbies included wood working. He loved taking a piece of old furniture and make it look like it did when it was first made. Elmer enjoyed following Bowling Green State University women's and men's basketball and football.
Family and friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and after 1 p.m. on Sunday at the DUNN FUNERAL HOME, located in Bowling Green's Historical District at 408 West Wooster St. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Webster Township Cemetery in Scotch Ridge. Military services will be conducted by the Wood County Honor Detail.
There will be a bereavement luncheon at the church following the committal service.
Memorial contributions may be gifted to First Presbyterian Church.
Elmer's family would like to thank the Wood Haven Health Care staff as well as the nurses from Wood County Hospital and Southern Care Hospice for their excellent care.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com.

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