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Thomas R. Long Jr. WATERBURY CENTER - Thomas R. Long Jr., age 66, of Waterbury Center, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Tom was born in Newport. He was the son of Elaine Miles Long and the late Thomas R. Long Sr., residents of Westport, Connecticut. Tom had been a Vermont resident for over 40 years. He graduated from Staples High School in Westport, in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Vermont. He also earned an associate degree in electrical engineering from Vermont Technical College. Tom had a long career working for Digital Equipment Corp., Nikon Precision and Bio Tek Instruments in Vermont. Tom loved music of all kinds and was a talented piano and guitar player. He loved to teach and share his knowledge with others. He enjoyed hosting friends in his home where they played and sang into the night. Any song he heard, he could play without the music before him. Tom was a licensed ham radio operator (KB1NGQ) and was a member of Radio Amateur of Northern Vermont. For many years, he was a member of Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club, where he served as president. He volunteered at the Vermont City Marathon and served as communication coordinator for many fundraising events in the area. Tom loved hunting, fishing and spending time out of doors. He enjoyed taking his two dogs Ruger and Jeanie to the dog park to play with other dogs. Tom in survived by his wife, Jacqueline H. Long; his mother, Elaine M. Long; his two brothers Edward A. Long and wife Andree V. Long, of Westport, and Dana R. Long and wife Melinda Long, of Belmont, Massachusetts; three nieces Samantha, Emma and Amanda Long; and his wife’s daughter, Elizabeth Thompson. Services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the spring in the family plot in Irasburg. For information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com.

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