In Loving Memory of Thomas R. Long, Jr.
May 13, 1952
November 22, 2018
Waterbury Center, VT
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824
To be announced
No date included.
Thomas R. Long, Jr.
Thomas R. Long, Jr., age 66, of Waterbury Center, VT, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Central Vermont Medical Center, in Berlin, VT. Tom was born in Newport, VT. He was the son of Elaine Miles Long, and the late Thomas R. Long, Sr., residents of Westport, CT. Tom has been a Vermont resident for over 40 years. He graduated from Staples High School in Westport, CT in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Vermont. He also earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Vermont Technical College. Tom had a long career working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Nikon Precision, and Bio Tek Instruments in Vermont.
Tom loved music of all kinds and was a talented piano and guitar player. He loved to teach and share his knowledge with others. He enjoyed hosting friends in his home where they played and sang into the night. Any song he heard, he could play without the music before him.
Tom was a licensed Ham Radio operator (KB1NGQ) and was a member of Radio Amateur of Northern Vermont. For many years, he was a member of Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club, where he served as president. He volunteered at the Vermont City Marathon and served as communication coordinator for many fundraising events in the area.
Tom loved hunting, fishing and spending time out of doors. He enjoyed taking his two dogs, Ruger and Jeanie to the dog park to play with other dogs.
Tom in survived by his wife Jacqueline H. Long and his mother, Elaine M. Long, his two brothers: Edward A. Long and his wife, Andree V. Long of Westport, CT, and Dana R. Long and his wife, Melinda Long of Belmont, MA, and three nieces, Samantha, Emma and Amanda Long and his wife’s daughter Elizabeth Thompson.
Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the spring in the family plot in Irasburg, VT. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com