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Charlene M. Long

08/30/196008/24/2013

Charlene M. Long, 52, a resident of Schwenksville, PA, passed away peacefully, early Saturday morning, August 24, 2013, surrounded by family and friends, at the home of her sister, Christin Meighan, in Forty Fort, following a one year battle with cancer.

 

Born on August 30, 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, Charlene was the daughter of Robert R. Long, of Swoyersville and the late Carol A. (Minnick) Long, who passed away on August 19, 2011.

 

Raised in Swoyersville, Charlene was a graduate of the former Bishop O’Reilly High School, Kingston, Class of 1978. She was an active member of the class reunion committee.

 

Charlene was the President and CEO of CM Long and Associates, LLC, Schwenksville, PA. Additionally, for thirty-one years, Charlene was the Finance Director for various Philadelphia area car dealerships, most recently, Del Toyota, Thorndale, PA.

 

A woman of many enjoyments, Charlene enjoyed cooking, gardening, and hosting many “shindigs” at her home. Traveling was one of her greatest passions, and she always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends seaside.

 

Most of all, Charlene had a great love and devotion for her family, friends, and her pets, Prince, Ricky, Lucy, and the late Buster Brown. It was known by many that Charlene loved to pamper and spoil her beloved nieces and nephews. Though her presence will be deeply missed, her loving and generous spirit will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

 

In addition to her father, Robert R. Long, Charlene is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Long, of Laguna Niguel, CA and Christin Meighan and her husband Tom, of Forty Fort; her companion, Kristian Gallagher and his sons, Kristian II and Sean; her nieces and nephews, Kelly Meighan, Thomas Meighan, Katy Meighan, Dylan Yepiz, Katrina Yepiz, Mateo Yepiz and Ali Yepiz; and many dear friends.

 

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Richard J. Cirba, family friend, officiating.

 

Those attending the funeral service are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church on Thursday morning, as there will be no procession from the funeral home to the church.

 

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

 

Family and Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

 

For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home web-site www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.

 

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Charlene’s memory to the SPCA of Montgomery County, 1059 Sweisford Road, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania 18074 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California, 90266.

Service Date
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:00am
Services

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass which will be celebrated on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Richard J. Cirba, family friend, officiating.

 

Those attending the funeral service are kindly asked to assemble directly at the church on Thursday morning, as there will be no procession from the funeral home to the church.

 

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

 

Family and Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

Cemetery

Chapel Lawn Memorial Park | Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | Map

Condolences

There are no words that can adequately express the sorrow we all feel. As her oldest cousin, I knew Charlene her entire life and it is difficult to imagine what it will be like without her. I believe the essence of who she was can be stated in 3 words: Love,Generosity and Fun. She loved deeply, was as generous as she could be and she loved to have fun. A room or party would come alive when she arrived because she lived fully and embraced life! I will miss her, we all will, but I know the essence of who she was lives in everyone whose lives she touched...and there are many. She is at the biggest "shindig" ever and having a great time with her mom, grandparents and other loved ones. Party on dear Charlene...I love you.
May she rest in the peace she so well deserves and may her family find peace in her life's accomplishments.
I was sorry to read about the passing of Charlene. The world will be a little less brighter with her gone. Sending my thoughts and prayers to her family. Heidi Springman
My Deepest Condolence Kristian An All Of Charlene's Family.She Will Be Greatly Missed But Never Forgotten!
We are very sorry for your loss.
So,so sorry. Way too young to go. Will be there in mind as I am taking my daugher to Barcelona for her last year of scool. I have many, great memories. My very best of condolonces. Dave
Char you will be missed here on earth but I know you are in heaven with your Mom getting everything in order. You have always been an angel in my eyes and I thank you for everything you did to get the class together. Love you girl.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Charlene at Performane Toyota. I heard the news Saturday and spent the next few hours thinking about all the fun times I had with Char. From our Phillies games to our lunches at Red Lobster. Always a big heart and told you what was on her miind. Always knew were u stood with her and in the car business that says a lot. I will hold all my good memories of Char close to my heart until I meet her again one day. All my love LOVE FRANKIE
We are so sorry for your loss..our deepest condolences to you and your family..we share your pain...so sorry..
my thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow
So very sorry for your loss. Charlene was a special, generous soul. She had a joyful way about her and will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my daily prayers for strength and peace to get through this difficult time. Charlene was a true free spirit and I will always remember her from Holy Trinity School and the Christmas plays. May God bless you all.
We were saddened to hear of Charlene's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kristian and her family. She is home and at peace. We have made contributions to the SPCA and the Cancer Network in her name, hoping the caring and love she brought to the world will continue on. Much love and light to you all. Matthew, Iola and Mimi Gomez
Dear Christin & Carolyn, Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlene, you and your family. We have very fond memories of her and plan to help take care of Prince. We know how much she loved her pets - her children! With Deepest Sympathy, Theresa, Greg, Erica & Aubrey Presson
I have looked at this page for the last 2 days trying to find the right words to describe Charlene. Well the one thing I can say is that she was always, "the QUEEN!" I've known Char since she got me to step out of my comfort zone and taught me everything she knew about F&I and took me under her wing. I can never thank her enough for that. She was always trying to help someone else before herself! She was always a breath of fresh air and you always knew how she felt about you! Good or bad but I always admired her for that. She was the "F&I Queen" and everyone in the car business that worked with her knew that! She was amazing at her job! Not only that but she was an increidble friend! Always there to listen and enjoy a cocktail with! She loved throwing a good "shindig" as well. To her family and to Kristian, my deepest condolences on her passing. Nothing I can say can help take any pain away from you but Charlene is not in anymore pain and I'm sure is having one heck of a "shindig" herself with her mom and "baby boy!" Love you, Char!!! XO
To The Entire Long Family: Please know that each of you have my deepest sympathy. This loss has overwhelming gravity on me, and I hope you can understand my absence from the services. Too often I have carried or have been part of these events making them the very last memories I have of dear departed friends. That will not be the case here, I hope you understand my selfishness if I desire preserving her the way I will always remember her, a beautiful, warm, and loving friend. She shall leave a void in the my life for the rest of my days ..... She knows now, more than anyone - This Closing Signature is one of Love to Her, Forever.
Charlene Long came into our lives as an enigmatic figure...boisterous and polarizing with superlatives of life and exhibiting a strong and autonomous character. She was so full of life and willing to give to others, but was also enamored with the opportunity to contribute to other’s lives for their own betterment. We may have only known her for a short time, but Charlene had a notion for engaging people’s lives at a time when they needed it the most. I am indebted for the confidence, fortitude and courage she faced with me, and with providing Kim and I an opportunity to know her family and meet some wonderful individuals. Endearing people like Charlene are never forgotten, and we move forward entertained with the most charismatic and heartfelt moments of her life.
We always had a lift in our spirits when Charlene would walk through the door. Whether it was flowers for one of our nurses, a new video of Rikki jumping off of her dresser or something that Buster decided to eat, she would always know just what to say and do to give us a "lift". Our sincerest condolences to all that have had the pleasure in knowing Charlene.
It’s not very often that you meet someone in life who leaves an indelible impression on you, who makes you feel grateful to have met them and always look forward to another opportunity to get together soon. Well, Charlene was that person. In the amount of time I got to know Charlene, through my friend Kristian, and the many occasions we all got to hang out it always felt like a privilege to be in the enjoyment of her company. Every time there was a "party" with Char, it was a great time! Tula and I will always appreciate and remember the great person she was...her warm hospitality and generosity, the delicious food she always prepared, her wild and rambunctious humor that had the place laughing out, her love for animals, her big heart for the genuine matters in life and so on… You left way too soon Charlene but will you will always be remembered. Our deepest condolences to her family.
Charlene lived life with gusto. She was one of the most fun people I have ever known! She was very big hearted and would do anything for her family, friends and pets. Her time here made this world a much better place and that is a life well-lived. I'm glad she brightened my life, Lisa Presson
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