Walter R. Long
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 5, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Callicoon, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 29, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Why, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of Walt be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Walter Long, 65, born on February 5, 1950 and passed away on November 29, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bill Konechny on 9th September 2016

"Good morning Walt,
I do know you will get  this. Its been awhile now since you went home to be with The Lord and You are still very near and dear to my heart. At present I don't know when we will be able to get down to Why. Charlotte is still battling this cancer but The Good Lord is with us every step of the way. We would really like to get down and spent time with Mel. She has really done well for herself considering what she went though and anything we can help her with we will. I did do one car show in Indiana a few weeks ago and had a great time. Charlotte was well and insisted that I go. You don't have to ask me twice. Other than that its just been looking after Charlotte and don't get me wrong I am not complaining. I will do for her whatever it takes.............
I will close for now Walt.
Love, hugs and blessings,

This tribute was added by Denise Dirig on 8th September 2016

"I sure miss you big brother.  Love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Harvey Baker on 5th February 2016

"Miss sharing out Birthday greetings every year buddy. I am lighting a candle and having a toast for your memory anyway! God gained a great Angel!"

This tribute was added by Fran Sheehan on 5th February 2016

"Happy Birthday in Heaven my good friend.  You are missed! Never to be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Bill Konechny on 5th February 2016

"Eh! Walt,
On this very special day I pray you are looking down on us knowing we will be together someday in the future. You are missed my friend but not forgotten............ Blessings, Bill and Charlotte."

This tribute was added by Tonya Dexheimer on 10th December 2015

"I met Walt over 6 years ago when my life had been turned upside down and so was my moms. He gave my mom someone to lean on, laugh with, cry with and love her unconditionally. Not only did he love her but he loved her grandchildren like they were his own and because of that my daughter got to have an amazing Pa. We will always love and miss him and hold dear all the wonderful memories we have of him. Rest easy Walt. You're not in pain anymore and I know you are always watching over all of us."

This tribute was added by Fran Sheehan on 10th December 2015

"Walt and I worked together for several years.  He was great at his job and very smart.  I am blessed to have known him.  I don't think there was anything he could not do.  Good nurse, made good wine and beer and just an all around good guy.  Every so often he would come to the house and bring delicious do-nuts and I would make lousy coffee!  He tried so hard to get me to buy a kindle showing me all the items he had on his.  "no way" I would say.  Now i have own one and take it all over.  Thanks Walt!
You are so missed.  My heart is broken as you have taken a piece with you.  I am glad your suffering is over and will see you on the other side.
Prayers to you and Mel always."

This tribute was added by Chuck & Vicki Flinn on 8th December 2015

"Have only known Walt and Mel since they moved into Coyote Howls RV Park a couple seasons ago, and happy to have gotten to know them.  Most of our residents leave for the summer, not Walt and Mel, they stayed the entire year, and looked after the park for all of us. They were always volunteering on numerous projects and were an asset to our park. You never saw one of them without the other, true soul mates.
Walt's gentle heart is at rest. We are going to miss you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mel."

This tribute was added by Craig Atkins on 7th December 2015

"Rest in Peace Walt.  I know your suffering is over, and you bask in the light!  Till we meet again, miss you,man!"

This tribute was added by Pam & Michael Bosma on 7th December 2015

"We remember Walt and Mel's warm welcome the first time we drove Wnto Why. He was brave and humerous during his illness. Mel was wonderful during the difficult days but her memories of the good times carried her through. Walt was a "one of a kind" person who touched our lives."

This tribute was added by Bill Konechny on 7th December 2015

"I only met Walt a couple of seasons ago in Why, AZ. In that time we formed a good friendship. Walt was a very knowledgeable person and a good talker. That made for a great relationship between us as I am a good listener...... Walt was always there with a helping hand wether it be a project in the park or some individual needing a helping hand.
I will really miss our times going out in the desert pistol shooting and not to brag but Walt was GOOD with a hand gun. Just thinking now of Walt's home made bread makes my mouth water, Oh! so good.........
Charlotte my wife and I feel very blessed to have been a part of Walt and Mel's life.
Walt you have a special place in our heart.
God Bless and keep You............ Love and hugs, Bill and Charlotte
Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada."

This tribute was added by Mary Conomos on 6th December 2015

"Walt will always be remembered for his honorability & strength of character.  My condolences to the Long family find peace within your sorrow until all that is left are the beautiful memories.  The world lost a fine gentleman."

This tribute was added by Harvey Baker on 6th December 2015

"Walt was my best lifetime friend.  He was accomplished at anything he set his mind to in life and was a best friend that was always there when you needed him. We shared so many good and bad times to share with you here but he had a good life and was dedicated to helping others. The luckiest day of his life was when he married  Mel who was most definitely his sole mate. R.I.P Walt we all miss you."

This tribute was added by Denise Dirig on 6th December 2015

"As many of Walt's family and friends know, my brother was a storyteller, so the best way I can think to honor him is to retell an event we experienced together in the form of a story. I have placed the story in the story section of this site. I have related it from memory the best I could without fabrications, though elaboration of details is part of storytelling. My sister, Lori, whom I have spoken with about this event tells me that she tried to tell Walt and Mom about what had happened to me, but they wouldn't listen to her. This doesn't surprise me in the charged atmosphere of the happenings, and she was only 6 at the time. Lori also tells me she remembers the snake crawling across her forehead before it bit me. I never knew that until I posted this story. I don't think Walt or Mom ever knew it either. This story could have ended much differently had she been bitten. Glad I could take a hit for you, Sis!

Dear family and friends, please enjoy a powerful memory from my childhood...  of my big brother, the protector.

RIP Big Brother. Niecy (Denise Dirig)"

This tribute was added by Debora Bright on 6th December 2015

"Going to be missed by so many people.  Hugs and prayers to you Mel and family."

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