~~William C. Long, 85, of New Vernon passed away at his home on December 22, 2015. A successful patent attorney, world traveler, avid Mets and NY Football Giants fan, and loving father, grandfather and husband, William was born in Mineola and raised in Williston Park, NY. After graduating from Chaminade High School, he attended Princeton University, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to receive his law degree from Seton Hall University and worked as Director of Patents and Licensing for the Halcon SD Group and later in private practice until his retirement in 2007. He traveled the seven continents, loved baking bread for friends and family, and enjoyed golf, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Old Guard of Summit.
He leaves his wife of 63 years, Anne; his daughters, Joan Melroy and her husband Peter, Carol Loomis and her husband James and Linda Long and her husband George Economy; his son, Richard Long and his wife Maureen. William is also survived by eleven grandchildren and his two sisters, Wilma Meehan and Mary Leonardi. He was predeceased by his son, Robert.
A Memorial Celebration of William’s life will be held at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street in Chatham, NJ on Saturday, January 16th from 11 am to 2 pm with the celebrant service beginning at noon. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit www.www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.