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Helen Long

Helen Frances Long (Owens)

Tuesday, September 16th, 1930 - Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Helen Frances (Owens) Long, 88, of Exeter, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Harold P. "Pete" Long with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage. Born in Girardville, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Stanley and Loretta Mary (Purcell) Owens. Helen graduated from Reading Catholic High School in 1948. She served as a member on Bishop J. Burke Council, Columbiettes: Red Hat Society; was a past President of Wernersville Jr. Womens and past President Auxiliary of East Reading Swimming Association. Helen worked as a secretary for Kurtz & Dowd Insurance Co. In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her four children: Peter J. Long, husband of Lori, Berwyn, PA; Loraine, wife of Dr. Stephen Kielceski, Montrose, Pa; Patrice Runkle, Reading, PA; Barbara, wife of Dr. Steven Wilbraham, Philadelphia, PA; as well as twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A viewing with family and friends will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in St. Catharine of Siena Chapel, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Mount Penn. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Aulenbach's Cemetery, Mount Penn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church at the address above. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    June 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    June 7th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    St. Catharine of Siena Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    June 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    June 7th, 2019 2:00pm
    St. Catharine of Siena Chapel
    2427 Perkiomen Ave.
    Reading, PA 19606
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    Monsignor Ed Domin
  • Interment

    Aulenbach's Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Mount Penn, PA 19606
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Karen Walker Gentile

Posted at 10:53am
Thinking of all you at this sad time. Your mother was such a joy to be around.
Enjoy your beautiful memories. Fred and Karen (Walker) Gentile

Mark James Leister

Posted at 02:07pm
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our family is going through the process with my mother, as well and we know the difficulties. Found out from conversation with Zenta last night. Loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family from ours.. Take care, Mark James Leister

John Masano

Posted at 05:50am
Pete, Thinking of you and your family and of the times that we hung out at your house with your parents before Reading High basketball games. John Masano.

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