David M DeLongApril 25, 1955 ~ January 11, 2017 (age 61)
David M. DeLong, 61 of Senecaville, died Wednesday (January 11, 2017) at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on April 25, 1955 in Barnesville, Ohio, son of Mona J. Stephen DeLong of Salesville and the late Guy DeLong.
David was a 1973 graduate of Zane Trace High School of Old Washington. He retired from Cambridge Developmental Center in 2014 after 41 years. He LOVED the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, hiking, being in the woods, being in or on the water! He was an avid hunter and fisherman (if he could fish a mud puddle, he would!)
He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses where he served as a ministerial servant for 5 years and was in the full-time ministry work for almost 10 years. He loved to discuss and study the Bible with others, teaching them about God’s Kingdom and the Bible’s hope for the future where sickness, death and suffering will be no more.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Darren DeLong in 2009.
He leaves his wife, Debra Kotoff DeLong of 41 years; 2 children, son Kevin DeLong (Sarah Burris) of Cambridge and daughter Dawn (Tony) Wheeler of Claysville; mother, Mona DeLong of Salesville; brothers, Doug (Rhonda) of Cambridge, Darryl (Sandy) of Salesville, Dennis (Susan) of Cambridge and Dayle DeLong of Salesville; grandchildren Haley and Kyle DeLong, Chloe, Emma and Avery Wheeler; one “adopted” son Josh Fisher; and one “adopted” grandson Hayden Seckman; many aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.
Calling hours will begin at 2:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 3:30 pm, January 28, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6604 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. Matt Colson will be officiating. Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family.