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James D. Long

James D. Long, age 51, of 318 W. Ridge Avenue, Bloomsburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on November 1, 1969, he was the son of Nancy (Knight) Yocum and Robert Yocum.

He spent his early life in the Catawissa area and was a 1987 graduate of Southern Area High School. He resided in Glendale, Arizona for a number of years before moving to Bloomsburg 14 years ago.

Jim or as he was known to some of his friends and family as “Bossman” was employed last by Kawneer, Corp. for seven years before becoming disabled.

He was a social member of the Catawissa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8306.

Jim enjoyed playing card games and other games with his friends and family. He also was an avid fisherman and a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49er’s football team.

Surviving in addition to his parents who reside in Middleburg, is his wife, the former Brenda J. Sponenberg, with whom he observed seven years of marriage on May 6, 2021; a son, Trevor W. Long, Bloomsburg; a step-son, Scott R. Bellum of Berwick; a grandson, Tyler Bellum; a granddaughter, Kallie Bellum; a brother, Tim Long and his wife Sylvia, Danville; three sisters: Vanessa, wife of Robert Rosa, Shamokin, Misty, wife of Garrett Luplaw, Eagle River, Wis., Sharon, wife of Stan Szumowski, South, New Jersey; and a number of nieces and nephews.

There will not be any funeral services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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My little brother was taken away from his family way too soon. I will always remember the sound of your voice and your hearty laugh! You were always telling such great stories! His family was his greatest treasure. He lived for his son, Trevor, and his grandchildren. Even in his death, his kindness prevailed, as he donated his organs, so others would get the opportunity to live. He will live on through those who receive this precious gift. Fly high little brother. Even though my heart will never stop hurting, I know you are at peace now. Please say hi to Pop pop for me. I know you will be watching over us. I love you and will miss you forever! Until we meet again. Love, your big sister.

Vanessa Rosa Oct 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Long

Vanessa Rosa Oct 3 2021 12:00 AM