the waves you made will always be
-- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 27 years old
  • Born on May 30, 1987 .
  • Passed away on November 3, 2014 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Andrew. He was a wonderful husband, son, brother, family member, and friend. One of the best ways you can help our family cope with this terrible loss is to share your favorite stories and photos of Andrew. You can do so on this website in the "stories" tab or when you see us in person.

Below is Andrew's obituary:

ANDREW CLEMENTS LONG, age 27, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, formerly of Conesus Lake, New York, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina.  He was born the son of Andrew and Victoria (Clapp) on May 30, 1987 in Rochester, NY.  He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY in 2009 with a BA in Chemistry and a Minor in Applied Mathematics.  He married Katharine Clare Van Cleve on September 23, 2011.  He was employed as a chemist at Quality Chemical Laboratories in Wilmington, North Carolina.

He is survived by his loving wife Katie, his parents Andy and Vicki Long of Conesus Lake, brother David Long of Albany, NY.  He is also survived by his paternal grandmother Joanne Keller Long, uncles Lawrence (Mary) Long of California, Francis (Mare) Long of Colorado and Harold (Laurie) and David Clapp (Linda) of Minnesota.  He is also survived by his aunts Laurie Marcum (Bill) of Colorado and Ellie Clapp (Jon Pincus) of Rochester, NY, Louise Connell (Terry), Lynn Layton (Chuck) of Florida.  Andrew is survived by several cousins whom he adored.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Eleanor Little Clapp and Charles Gillman Clapp, and his much adored paternal grandfather H. David Long.

Andrew is also survived by Katie's loving parents, Martha and Paul Van Cleve of Lumberton, NJ, and Katie's siblings Sarah, Michael, Laila and David Skarbowski.

Andrew's life with Katie was filled with love, fun and lots of adventures.  He enjoyed traveling with family and friends.  He enjoyed sailing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, scuba diving, water skiing and sight seeing.  Andrew also enjoyed camping with Katie, dog Pepper and friends on the beach in Wilmington.  Andrew especially enjoyed spending time with his brother and discussing chemistry together. He loved sports, including the Florida Marlins, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Philadelphia Eagles, watching the World Series, playing video games, and watching movies with his wife. He loved learning, and had an amazing knowledge of all sorts of trivia. 

Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME,  37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, NY.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Patricks Church on Monday at 10am.  Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Scottsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andrew's memory to: Carolina Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, North Carolina (at, under the Donor Families section). Andrew strongly believed in organ donation, and his heart, liver, and kidneys were donated to save the lives of others. 

Andrew's family would love to hear your stories about Andrew and see photos. Please visit the  

The family is being assisted by Willian C. D'Angelo and Kevin W. Dougherty funeral directors.  To send condolences or for further information, please visit John W. Martin Funeral Home : Mount Morris, New York (NY).


Posted by Cindy Hodge on 18th November 2014
These pictures are a very nice tribute to Andrew's short life. He was happy and very well loved by friends, family, and by everyone who knew him. I know you are all reeling with grief and I am so sorry you are having to endure this unimaginable loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Posted by Michael Howell on 16th November 2014
Sorry To Hear of Your Loss You Do not Know Me But We Lost are Beautiful Daughter Fay to Cardiac Arrest in March 2013 and just Want to Send Our Love and Thoughts to You at This Sad Time
Posted by Rita Casteel on 12th November 2014
We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. As many have said...there are no words to express our sympathy. Praying The Lord will strengthen and guide you.... Revelation 21:4 " He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall their be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away" John 14:1-4 " Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you,I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going." God Bless through Christ Jesus The Lord, Rita (Steven) Casteel and family
Posted by April Keller on 11th November 2014
May all your good memories lighten grief. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Take care and God Bless april .
Posted by Erin Sibley on 11th November 2014
I am Rob Quinn's future sister-in-law and have heard so much about this wonderful family. It is so hard to make meaning out of this loss right now, but the photos and stories on this website make it clear that he had a remarkable life. The Long family and Katie's wife will be in our thoughts and prayers not just for a few months or years, but forever.
Posted by David Mancini on 9th November 2014
We wanted to express our extreme sorrow for your tragic loss. We were so fortunate to have seen Andrew and Katie at Colgate Reunion this year and happy to see the great circle of friends he was a part of. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. We will always remember Andrew's warm smile and easygoing nature. The Mancini family
Posted by Elaine Scruggs on 9th November 2014
I had the privilege of knowing the Long family at Geneseo Central School where both Andrew and David were in my 5th grade class. Andrew was a bright young man and showed great academic potential even as an elementary student. He had the unconditional love and support of his parents. To Mr. and Mrs. Long, David, and Andrew's wife Katie I send my deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of someone so dear and special to all of you!
Posted by Grace Hanson on 8th November 2014
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son our thoughts and prayers are with you God bless George & Grace Hanson
Posted by Laurie Marcum on 7th November 2014
This poem helped me through the loss of my father. I hope it helps us all through this horrible loss. “Give What’s Left of Me Away” Unknown Now that I’m gone, remember me with a smile and laughter. And if you need to cry, cry with your brother and sister who walk in grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. I want to leave you something. Something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known and loved or helped out in some special way. Let me live in your eyes as well as in your minds. You can love me the most by letting love live within the circle of your arms, embracing the frightened ones. Love does not die, people do. So, when all that’s left of me is love, give me away as best you can. I’ll see you at home, where I’ll be waiting.
Posted by Mary Brignall-Williams on 7th November 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Joe and Mary Lou Williams
Posted by Joan Haviland on 6th November 2014
We have loved and admired the Long family ever since we moved to Mt. Morris in 1966. Though we didn't know Andrew, we loved his grandparents and parents. The obituary is so beautiful. The apple didn't fall far from the tree What an amazing young man. Our hearts simply ache for you. You haven't been out of our thoughts and prayers for a moment since we first heard. Vicki and Andy, you were so blessed to have such a wonderful son and he was so blessed to have you for his parents. Our deepest sympathy to you and to your entire family and to Katie and her family. Your energy and spirit and love shine through even this saddest of times. Love from Dick and Joan Haviland
Posted by Melinda Curry on 6th November 2014
I remember Andrew as an amazingly beautiful ~ smart ~ sweet four year old at Nursery School. I am so deeply sorry for your pain & heartache while also feeling overwhelming joy & pride for his family and friends, that he has left so much of himself to you. Blessings in Andrew's name.

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