Lester ‘Let’ R. Long, 85, Tastykakes driver/salesman, Korea vet, enjoyed golfing, fishing

By on June 29, 2016

Lester “Let” R. Long, 85, of Lititz, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 in Lebanon.

He was the husband of the late Vera Ritter Long, who passed away in 2009. Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Albert K. and Della Uhlig Long.

Lester had been a driver and salesman for 25 years for the Tasty Baking Co. of Philadelphia, selling Tastykakes and other products on his routes in Lancaster. Prior to this, he had worked as a stone mason for Grant Smith and other masons in the Lancaster area.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a sergeant first class during the Korean War years.

Lester was a member of the Lititz Church of The Brethren and the Rose of Sharon Sunday School class. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lester is survived by his children: Rick, married to Carol Kinkel Long; Mike, married to Dawn Moyer Long; and Cheryl, married to Scott Garner; his grandchildren: Kahlie, married to Brodie Gleason; Alex Scott; and Joie, married to Joe Englehart IV; and three great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Reba Gantz, and Fred and Curtis Long.

Friends will be received on Saturday, July 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Lititz Church of The Brethren, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, with the memorial service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the church memorial garden.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Lester’s memory to Lititz Church of The Brethren, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA, 17543.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.


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