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Allen Alexander Long

April 22, 1926October 6, 2017

Allen Alexander Long, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. Surviving are his beloved wife Frances (Chandler) Long; two sons David (Lynn) and Allen (Beth) Long, six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Also survived by a brother, Joseph (Gale) Long.

Allen worked for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) for 22 years and retired as Assistant Director of Public Affairs. He previously served the Appalachian Power Company as a substation engineer and McGraw-Hill Publishing Company as news editor for Electrical World. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Allen's memory to The Sunrise of Bluemont Park, Scholarship Fund, 5900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205.


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Ruth K. Kaufman

October 26, 2017

Dear Frances and family,
Allen will be greatly missed, as I so enjoyed our Sunday morning talks at coffee hour. I always learned something of value and loved how he would tell me he saw my picture in the paper. It was our shared bit of humor. Thank you Allen, for taking the picture of all of us who successfully climbed to the top at Shrine Mont. You were a very special gentleman. May you find peace, joy, and God's blessing of love on your journey With deepest sympathy and love to dear Frances and comfort to her and all the family.

Gerry O'Brien

October 22, 2017

Allen and Family,

Allen was a real gentleman and a good friend from the Yorktown Pool. I miss Allen and his good will, good humor, and good friendship. Allen: I look forward to swimming with you in the great pool in the sky. Thank you for your friendship.

October 11, 2017

not sure if this is the person who resided in bel air, falls church, va. I visited with him last thanksgiving morning. he was lovely. ( - said I could have his mailbox...) rest in peace, my dear "al long"

John Elliott

October 9, 2017

Aunt Frances, David and Allen - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family is very special to all the Elliott families, and we have many fond memories of times with Uncle Allen. May the Lord be with you all during this time.

Littleton MacDorman

October 9, 2017

What a wonderful person! We shared many good times and swims at Yorktown Pool for nearly 20 years. God bless Allen and all his loved ones. He will always be in my heart.