Barbara Ann (Phillips) Long

Born: Sat., Dec. 18, 1937
Died: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

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Barbara Ann Long, 81, of Forks Township, PA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
Born December 18, 1937 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late James Phillips and Helen (Sipos) Phillips Simonize.
Barbara was a long-time employee and supervisor for Koh-I-Noor, Bloomsbury, NJ, where she considered many co-workers to be dear friends and has enjoyed their reunions through the years. Barbara liked reading, bird watching and perhaps the thing she enjoyed most was time spent with her family, especially their trips to the beach at Wildwood, NJ.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Palmer Township, PA.
Her husband, the late N. Richard Long, died October 13, 1990.
Survivors include two sons, James and his wife Andrea of Greencastle, PA and Richard and his partner, Caryl Perry-Pysher of Easton, PA; two daughters, Lisa Smith and her husband Joseph of Danielsville, PA and Tracy Flynn and her husband John of Phillipsburg; a sister, Judith Phillips-Korp of Alpha, NJ; 13 grandchildren, Adam and Aaron Smith, Kristen, Stephanie and Jamie Colucci, Alexandria and Richard Long, Lauren DiVittorio, Chezada and Joshua Sportelli, Stephanie Jola and Dylan Flynn; 11 great-grandchildren, Kale Cummings, Andrew Penrose-DiVittorio, Liam DiVittorio, Connor, Morgan and Max Tiernan, Madison Smith, Alexa and Jackson Jola and Tyler and Jessica Reinheart. A granddaughter, Gabrielle Long and Barbara's step-father, Frederick W. Simonize died earlier.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township, PA. Arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ.
Donations in Barbara's name may be sent to the Calvary Baptist Church, 5300 Green Pond Rd, Easton, PA 18045.

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Rich long
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
Mom,you never deserved the heart ache and pain you suffered through your years missing Dad and all of life's troubles...but no one would ever know because your smile and bright eyes hid all of that while you unselfishly took care of us all right to the end....I will never forget how much love you had to give to us all.and how much you wanted ours...

Candi Frasier
   Posted Fri August 23, 2019
RIP Barb.....To the family I offer my condolences for your loss and I pray for comfort and peace for you all. Barb was my supervisor for 10 years at Koh-I-Noor. She was the sweetest caring woman that you could ever meet. She carried a heavy burden, but never let it get in her way at work. She was very helpful to all and yet kind to all. She was truly a compassionate woman and everybody loved her.

Caryl Perry-Pysher
   Posted Sat August 24, 2019
My heart is weighing Heavily since you’ve been gone. I can’t express in words how much you affected me in my Life . The unconditional love you have given me , The time we spent together and laughed. You knew my troubles you let me cry it out and you listened.....Not once did you ever judge anyone ...Instead you you saw good in everyone. I am honored you were part of my life as i was in yours ....There will not be a day you will not be thought of...everywhere I look I am reminded of you anD it warms my heart. Thank you for everything you have done by just being there you were a Beautiful soul...I will forever cherish my memories I have with you......You will be missed in ways you can not imagine Thank You for loving me for me......You were like a mother I never had ....I Love you Mom ❤️ More than you will ever know

Love Always