Stephen H. Long, 66

 

Stephen Long

Stephen Long

CASCO — Stephen Howard Long, 66, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home in Casco surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portland on Dec. 8, 1949, the son of June and Kenneth Long. He graduated from Windham High School in 1968 and went on to Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute for a degree in Automotives. He served in the U.S. military from 1971-1972, stationed in Germany. He was a part-time police office for the Town of Windham. At the age of 20, he was the youngest franchise member to have his own Shell station in Windham. In 1980, he opened Raymond Service Center, which he owned and operated with his wife Edra until 2002. When retiring from the automotive industry, he went to work for Windham Public Works as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of the Towing and Recovery Association of Maine for 25 years. He was a WreckMaster towing and recovery instructor, teaching the art of recovery work and safety.

In his younger years, he was a drag car racer at Oxford Plains. He was a certified scuba diver. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, gardening, landscaping, and all things outdoor related. He loved dogs and training them. Above all, he loved his family and was always willing to help them and anyone else who needed his assistance.

Stephen is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Edra; his daughter, Erica; son, Justin; daughter, Twanna; two grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. He will be forever loved and missed by so many. He was as tough as a boiled owl, every accolade he earned.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., on Friday, May 13, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. To express condolences and to participate in Stephen’s online tribute, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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