A dear friend and colleague, Samuel B. Long, Jr., of Hershey’s Mill, formerly of Newtown Square, died on Aug. 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Shell) who died in 2000 after 50 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Kenneth (Beth) and Samuel III (Jane); and is also survived by his grandson, Mark Long (Rachel); and his sister, Bettie Calhoun. He was born in Lancaster County, and graduated from Drexel University. Sam was a World War II veteran. He was a VP and on the planning commission in Newtown Township and loved golf and traveling.


Since 2007, Sam was employed part time here at MGA as a structural engineer, most recently working on our projects for Gateway Ticketing and Keystone Villa at Ephrata. However, our history with Sam goes back 40+ years when he and Dick Tann owned and operated their structural engineering firm, of Long and Tann, Inc., in Philadelphia.

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During our long association with Long and Tann, Inc., we completed hundreds of projects of various scopes and size. Sam’s 60+ years of experience in structural engineering was invaluable and he was a great asset to our firm. He is greatly missed and we offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.