Robert “Bert” Thomas Long, 59, of Akron, Ohio, passed away on September 22, 2023. He was born on October 16, 1963, in Wadsworth. Bert will be remembered as a great friend to family and friends, always keeping in touch and willing to help. He never knew a stranger.

Bert is survived by his wife Denise Long (Bischoff) son,Thomas J Long, brothers, Mike Long, and Dave (Vicky) Long, sister Debby Heaston, aunt, Eileen Randall; in-laws mother, Donna Bischoff, sisters Jean Rowe, and Laura Hunt. best friend, Matt Bauer; best buddy, Ray Taylor; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E Long; mother, Carmelle Smyth; brothers, Willy Long and Bryan Long; and brother-in-law, Dave Heaston.

Bert served in the Navy Sea Bee Reserve’s from 1984 to 1992. He was proud of his military associations.

In his professional life, Bert worked as a fleet mechanic for Life Care Ambulance in Green for over 10 years and 25 years at AMR Ambulance.

Outside of work, Bert enjoyed camping, fishing, kayaking, and hiking with his family and friends. He also enjoyed listening to audio books.

A celebration of Bert’s life will be held at Akron Eagles 555, located at 89 E Waterloo Rd, Akron, Ohio 44319, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 1-4 PM. In honor of Bert, attendees are encouraged to wear a ball cap.

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