Long, Edna Mae
Birth: Monday, June 07, 1920 in Numidia, Pennsylvania
Residence: Dameron, Maryland
Death: Friday, August 04, 2017 at the age of 97
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 in the St. Michaelís Catholic Church Cemetery, Ridge, Maryland
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Edna Mae Long, 97, of Dameron, MD (formerly of College Park, MD), teacher and counselor, passed away on August 4, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 7, 1920 in Numidia, PA to the late Pierce M. Zehner and Jennie Wolfgang Zehner. In 1925, she and her family moved to a farm in Nescopeck, PA. After graduating from High School in 1938 she attended Bloomsburg State Teacher College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1942.
She began her teaching career in the fall of 1942 at Nescopeck High School. In 1944, she married Lt. William Pietruszak, USAF. While joining him in his assignments she taught in the dependent schools in Germany, Japan, Texas and Illinois. After his death in 1962, she returned to teaching in Prince Georges County, MD. In 1967, she earned her Master of Arts in Education from George Washington University and began her career as a dedicated counselor with Prince George's County Schools until her retirement in 1982.
In 1969, she married Joseph C. Long. Together they celebrated over 40 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in 2009. They made their retirement home in Dameron on St. Jerome's Creek. For many years they spent the winters in Orange Beach or the Gulf Shores, AL.
In early retirement she enjoyed gardening and had many roses. She was an avid quilter and earned several quilting awards, and also enjoyed crewel and knitting. She and her husband enjoyed fishing together and she was fond of animals. Edna was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Michael's Ladies of Charity, Knights of Columbus Belles, Mistress Brent Garden Club, and was active with Interfaith Volunteers until it disbanded.
Family will receive friends for Edna's Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Peter Giovanoni on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Edna is survived by her daughter, Carol Jane Pietruszak of Fredericksburg, VA; her sister, Norma J. DeLellis (Bob) and nephew, Robby ( Lesa ) of Fort Mill, SC; her step-daughters: Carol Ann Bauman of Baltimore, MD and Jean Long Yendall (Keith) of Loganville, GA; her step-sons: Alan J. Long (Kathy) of Dover, DE and Rick Long (Leslie) of Croom, MD; her grandson, Matthew Long and her step-grandsons: Jonathan and Joseph; great grandson; Logan M. Long and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and two husbands, she is also preceded in death by her siblings, Ruth Dale, Maebelle Reader, Stanley Zehner, Eugene Zehner and Vincent Zehner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680, St. Michael's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 429, Ridge, MD 20680 and St. Michael's Catholic School, P.O. Box 259, Ridge, MD 20680. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.