Donald E. Delong

November 3, 1938April 11, 2018

Donald E. DeLong, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. He was born November 3, 1938 in Thornville to the late Clifford and Geraldine (Hite) DeLong. He served in the Air Force, owned a janitor business for 38 years called DeLong Cleaning and Carpet Service. He also worked at Central Parking and Cabela’s and was a member of the Johnstown Lions Club and Fraternal Order of Police Association #5. Along with his wife, Roberta; he is survived by his children, Dawn DeLong, Dwayne DeLong and Nathan (Joyce) DeLong; grandchildren, Jordan and Sierra DeLong as well as two nephews, Bill and John (Dee) Chrysler; Uncle Roger (Diane) Hite and ex-wife, Nuuana DeLong. Calling hours will be held at the Crouse-Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm with a service to follow at 12 pm Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Donald E. Delong

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Marci Williamson

April 15, 2018

Don was a great guy, and he will be missed. My heart goes out to his family with my deepest condolences.

roberta DeLong

April 14, 2018

Thank you for 35 years of memorys but at least you are no longer suffering and are in the heavenly home probably playing bluegrass up there with mom and pop and sis still playing tricks on us nathan has found out . love ya

Judy Tedhams

April 14, 2018

I met Don when we opened Cabela's . Don would come by the club booth and talk to me a few minutes everyday. Don was a gentle, kind and sweet man. Everyone liked Don and he will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace to his family.

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

April 14, 2018

God Bless and Thank YOU, Donald for your service in The United States Air Force.... RIP .... And Semper Fi........ "The Eagle Has Landed"

Dawn DeLong

April 13, 2018

Poppy, you were the best dad a girl could ever ask for. Like my brothers, your last words to me were I love you. I will hold that and your memory in my heart forever. You taught me to never give up and to work hard. With that in mind I promised you I would graduate from OSU and I will keep that promise. I love you & miss you so much! I am forever Daddy's baby girl.

Nathan DeLong

April 13, 2018

Dad your last words to me were I love you thanks for everything you ever taught me and thanks for making me the man I am today