Richard G. Long

Richard G. Long

ALTAMONT — Richard G. Long, who is in the Transportation Hall of Fame, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 at his Altamont home. He was 89.

He was born in Albany in 1934 to the late Kenneth and Mildred Long.

“Dick was an avid golfer,” his family wrote in a tribute. “He played at many courses with his friends. He enjoyed boating and traveling in the RV with his wife, Anna.

“He loved to tinker with things, taking them apart and putting them back together. His extensive train collection dominated the basement. Dick worked for CDTA where he is in the Transportation Hall of Fame. He was also a proud member of the Masons.”

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Richard G. Long is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Anna; by his daughter, Kathy (Marc); and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents, Kenneth and Mildred Long, died before him, as did his son, Richie Jr.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service to follow at 1 p.m., at New Comer Cremations & Funerals at 343 New Karner Road in Colonie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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