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Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME

OBITUARY

James Edgar Longfield

March 12, 1925July 11, 2020

James E. Longfield

James E. Longfield of Falmouth, Maine, died on July 11, of natural causes after a long and blessed life.

He was born to James and Mable Longfield in Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada, in 1925, and was the devoted husband of Mary Lambert Longfield whom he married on September 6, 1947, and who predeceased him after 67 years of marriage. During their life together they lived in Rochester, NY; Stamford, CT; Basking Ridge, NJ; and Hilton Head, SC. He was the loving father of three children: Judianne (Michael) Coster of Columbia, CT; Bradley (Linda) Longfield of Dubuque, IA; and Jeryl (John) Erickson of Yarmouth, ME; nine grandchildren: Ashley Harrison, Rebecca (Michael) Sandler, Michelle (Sarah) Coster; Stephen Longfield, Sarah (Aaron) O’Donnell, Nathan (Tori) Longfield; Emily (John Portlock) Erickson, Alexander Erickson, and Peter Erickson; and three great-grandchildren: Allison Harrison, Cary Portlock, and Oliver O’Donnell. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Bradley, of Paris, Ontario, Canada.

Jim was a faithful Christian who sought to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with his God. Steadfast and loyal to family and friends, he was honest and diligent in all his pursuits. He was gifted with an agile and curious mind, a dry wit and infectious laugh, a gentle and patient spirit, and a desire to serve others.

James earned a B.S. and M.S. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Rochester. He spent his entire professional career at American Cyanamid Company progressing from Bench Chemist to Manager of Engineering Research, Director of Process Development, Director of Organic Chemical Labs, and Licensing Process Development for the Chemical Group. He was active in the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He served as a Deacon, Elder, Trustee and on countless committees at Presbyterian churches in all the communities in which he lived. In addition to assisting with church youth retreats, he volunteered widely, including tutoring middle and high school students and supporting efforts to assist those in need. He thoroughly enjoyed reading and gardening and, in his retirement, sought to perfect his golf game. He and Mary found great joy in welcoming family and friends to their home and vacationing with loved ones.

A service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at a later date with interment of ashes at Mt. Brydges Cemetery, Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada.

Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view Jim’s tribute page and to sign his online guestbook.

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Jan Raisch

July 19, 2020

To Jim's loved ones...
I got to know Mary and Jim when I served with them on Pastoral Care at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head. Such kind, Christian, delightful people!
My husband Bill and I had the pleasure of visiting Jim last fall when we called on a friend of ours in the residence where Jim resided.
Our prayers go out to you as you grieve the loss of your dear Jim.
Fondly,
Jan Raisch

Marie Romaniello

July 18, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to the family. I had the privilege and pleasure of working as secretary to Dr. James E. Longfield and his team at American Cyanamid during the late sixties. He was the kindest man who inspired us all to do our very best. Love & Peace

Helen (Nissley) Lewis (The Rev. Dr.)

July 17, 2020

In Stamford Jim was a friend, advisor, leader in so many ways.
We were blessed by his presence. His
intelligence and sense of humor were present in many
situations where they were deeply needed.
To his wonderful children, much love and gratitude.

Mary Ellen McConnell

July 16, 2020

Dear Jeri, Brad and Judy,

What wonderful memories I have of your dad, both in Basking Ridge and on Hilton Head! He was indeed a servant of the Lord. My sincere condolences to all of the family. How blessed you were to have him with you for 95 years.

With love,
Mary Ellen McConnell