Nancy Long, 88

Nancy (Yoder) Long, 88, wife of the late Stanley G. Long, passed away peacefully in her Pottstown home on Friday, December 29th.

Born in Reading on August 25, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Arlene (Wentzel) Yoder. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley and brother, Richard Yoder.

Nancy was a graduate of Mt. Penn High School in 1953. She continued her education at Kutztown State College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She continued to pursue her love of learning by attending Lehigh University and earned her Master’s Degree in Reading. Nancy was employed by Pottstown School District for over thirty years. She influenced the lives of many children working as an amazing first grade teacher and later as a respected district reading coordinator. Nancy loved her role as an educator!

Nancy especially enjoyed her time by the ocean. For many years, her winters were spent with her beloved husband Stanley in Jensen Beach, Florida. Her summers were spent at their beach house on 15th and Central in Ocean City, New Jersey. Many family members and friends visited their home as it was always full of food, fun, and incredible hospitality. Nancy’s days on the beach gave her time for her favorite pastime—reading novels.

First and foremost, Nancy cherished her family and friends. She loved when they could spend time together, but a simple phone call always brightened her day. Nancy enjoyed talking to anyone she met whether young or old. She was a wonderful listener and, with a lifetime of experiences, she could offer sound advice if needed. It is safe to say that Nancy touched countless lives throughout her lifetime and made such a difference in so many of those lives. She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by so many.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Faye Yoder; niece, Cindy Pembleton; nephews, Craig Yoder and Ross Long; great-nephews, Nathan and Jordan Pembleton; and cousins, Shirley Dresh, Sharon Bady, Remy Conicelli, Mary Kay Dezura, and Lisa Dezura.

Services will be private.

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My deepest condolences and prayers to the family. Ms Nancy was a very memorable person I had the opertunity to meet.

~ Sally Epos Hayes, Va
1/5/2024 11:37:35 AM

So sorry to hear this news about Nancy. I had just sent her a text-message on New Year’s day wishing her a Happy New Year and now I know why she hadn’t responded. Both she and Stanley were good friends of my parents, Clyde and Arline Brumbach. She’ll now be reunited with Stanley and my parents. Rest in peace and God Bless Nancy.

~ Jim Brumbach Douglassville, PA
1/4/2024 1:03:09 AM