We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Donovan Funeral Home - Tallmadge
Steven Wayne Long passed away on May 2, 2022, his 75th birthday. Steve, often known as Wayne, died of natural causes at his home in Tallmadge.
Steve was born and raised in Tallmadge. He graduated from Tallmadge High School, learned (and taught) electronics in the US Air Force, studied at Akron University, and acquired technical and business skills at Monsanto.
Steve loved to travel! He lived in Brindisi, Italy for several years of his USAF enlistment, including an excursion to Samsun, Turkey to handle presidential communications for Nixon’s visit to Bulgaria.
After fulfilling his military obligation, he joined Monsanto’s Rubber Chemicals & Instruments Group, first as a technician and later as the manager of Asia-Pacific sales and service. For many years he spent half of his time in the Akron area and half working abroad. He successfully expanded business operations in Japan, China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea (by river boat) and Australia …and made friends everywhere. When he left Monsanto, he assumed a similar position at Tech Pro Inc in Cuyahoga Falls.
Those who knew Steve remarked (without fail) on his sense of humor and kind friendship. He will be missed by many friends in the U.S. and abroad. He had few, if any, enemies.
Steve is survived by his brother, Gary (Janice) of Arlington, VA; nephews, Ed Long and Bob Long; nieces, Natalie Long, Sandra Long and Nicole Long and multiple great-nephews and nieces.
He was pre-deceased by younger brothers, Jim and Dave and his parents, Elwood Long and Lucile (Martin) Long.
A memorial service will be 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Donovan Family Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Avenue, (On the Historic Tallmadge Circle) with pastor Harry Winters officiating. Covid permitting (please re-check).
Per Steve's wishes, cremation has taken place. Private interment will be at Tallmadge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
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