Luther Eugene "Pete" Long

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Luther Eugene "Pete" Long
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Date of Birth: 
August 1 1932
Date of Death: 
July 24 2016

Admired by many, Luther "Pete" Eugene Long, of Sanford Florida passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 24, 2016 at the age of 83. Pete was born on August 1, 1932 in Meridian, Mississippi to Hunter and Ina Long. Following service to his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Pete moved to Miami where he met his wife of nearly 60 years, Patricia. He spent over 40 years in Miami, where he lived, worked, raised a family, and attended the University of Miami. In 1986, after 32 years, Pete retired from the City of Miami as Assistant Director of Public Works. Pete was also a member of the Florida Engineering Society.

Pete & Patty relocated to Sanford Florida in 1998 where he was confirmed at All Souls Catholic Church in 2010.

Pete was an avid gardener, tennis player in his earlier years, and loyal Miami Hurricanes fan.

Most importantly, Pete was a family man, a good man, a decent man, a jovial man who was totally devoted to his family and most happy when spending time with them. A doting husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and uncle, known as “Pawpaw” to some, Pete was generous with his time, his love, his humor, and his wisdom. An exceptional patriarch, Pete guided his family through good times and bad, weddings and holidays, raised children, grandchildren, and nieces & nephews with a kind but firm touch that will leave a lasting and endearing impression on the brood he has left behind.

Pete is survived by his wife Patricia, children Peter (Lisa) and Peggy, grandchildren Charlie (Karen), Katie (DJ), Ethan, Andrea & Haley, great-grandchildren Scott & Madison, sisters Ida Mae, Lynette, and Faye, brother Jerry and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by sister Elizabeth and brothers George and Charlie.

Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, All Souls Catholic Church, 301 W. 8th Street, Sanford, FL 32771.

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Place of Birth: 
Medidian, Mississippi, United States
Place of Death: 
Sanford, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Miami, Florida, United States

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