Published in The Capital Gazette on Jan. 30, 2016
Leon Allen Long, 79, of Annapolis, MD and Ft. Myers, FL peacefully passed to the
Kingdom of Heaven on January 27, 2016 in Ft. Myers.
Born in Roanoke, VA on June 16, 1936 to the late Lynnwood and Ruby Long, Leon
grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended Chamberlain High School (1954) where
he played multiple sports, including football.
Leon was later employed as a lithographer at Hennage Creative Printers, Saul's Litho
for 40 years and Graphic Systems.
Leon spent countless hours coaching football and Little League baseball with the
College Park Boys Club and was a positive influence on many young boys. Leon was
a long term member of the Moose Club and an active member at Davidsonville United
Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, watching sporting events and supporting his
beloved Redskins. Hosting countless parties and spending time with friends and
family also brought him great joy.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janet Marie Long; children, Carl
(Debbie) Spahn, Cindy Blum, Daniel (Mary Beth), Donald (Diane) and Douglas Long,
15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to celebrate Leon's life from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8pm on Sunday at the
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD.
Funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, February 1 at Davidsonville United
Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD.
Interment National Memorial Park Cemetery in Falls Church, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's National Medical Center,
111 Michigan Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010.
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037