Gerald D. Longo


Gerald D. Longo 72, of Saratoga Springs, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, surrounded by his adoring family. Born in Saratoga Springs, July 28, 1939, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Marjorie Callinan Longo. He was a graduate of Saratoga Springs High School.

Jerry was a maintenance mechanic at General Foods for 40 years. He also was a car mechanic at Bigsbee’s Garage. He was a member of the Saratoga Emergency Corp and the Saratoga Flying Club. He enjoyed fishing, reading, walking, astronomy, woodworking, photography, scuba diving, and skiing. He was a ham radio operator NI2Y with an Extra Class License, which is the highest level of ham license. He also enjoyed riding his red Harley Softail Deuce. Jerry had his pilot’s license and he and his wife Diane flew around the country in his small plane.

Jerry is survived by his wife Diane M. Longo, his children, Jerriann Zinter (Larry Jr) of Saratoga Springs and Philip Longo of Saratoga Springs, his precious grandchildren, Larry Zinter III and Lauryne Zinter of Saratoga Springs, three brothers, Robert Longo (Barbara) of New Port Richie, Florida, Richard Longo (Linda) of Greenfield Center, and Ronald Longo of Saratoga Springs, brother in law, Thomas Brophy of Middle Grove and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:30am Tuesday, March 20, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 4-7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Marilyn (Frasier) Hogan

Diane, Jerriann, Philip and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. I often think of you all and it has been so long since our time together when we were growing up next door on Margaret Drive. I hope you all are doing well and many prayers are with all of you.
God Bless, Marilyn

Jerriann

Thank you so very much for your kind words. It seems like yesterday. I would love to meet with you one day and talk about old times :)

Joe & Beth DeMatteo

Diane, so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been a long time since we have seen you and I don't know where the years have gone. My sister has been gone 27 years and that does not seem possible. My best to you and your family in this tough time. Beth

Jim & Linda Glockner

Diane, Jerriann and Philip: It is with great sadness that Linda and I have heard of Jerry's passing. Linda grew up with Jerry and his family on Benedict St. I joined Jerry at General Foods in 1968. Worked with him for many wonderful years. Jerry even took me flying one day. We spent an hour in the air with him at the controls. What a wonderful experience it was for me. We will always remember Jerry for his fantastic smile and warmth.

God bless Jerry and you in your time of grief.

Jerriann

Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful memory of
Dad <3

Judy and Norm Riester

Diane and family: sending you our sincere sympathy at this time. As a kid I first met Jerry on a cold winter day riding our sleds down Dinny Lynch's Hill (Where the High School is now located) All the kids from the west side spent many afternoons going down that hill! In later years Norm and I knew Jerry when we all worked together at General Foods, and also remember him with his association with Father Patrick Flynn from Saint Clements (many years ago.) Jerry was always with a smile for all. He will be truly missed. His is in our prayers.

Norm and Judy Smith Riester

Jerriann

Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory of Dad <3

Jerriann

My precious Daddy.....where do I begin. You were the most wonderful Dad a little girl could hope for. You made everything alright. You were a great teacher. I never wanted for anything as I was growing up. Our simple life was everything to me. It made me who I am today. I will cherish every memory of you for the rest of my life. You mean the world to me and my children. Thank you for loving my family with all your heart and soul. It's not the same here without you but I know you would want me to be strong and carry on so I am trying with all my might. Each day gets a little easier. You are everywhere and for that I am truly grateful. I look forward to meeting again with you one day in eternity. It is such a relief to know that you are no longer afraid and suffering. God Bless You Daddy <3

Jim & Linda Perry

A special person remembered and a beautiful life honored. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you Jerriann and your family during this difficult time.

Jerriann

Thank you so very much for your kind words.

Brandi Buchholz

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great uncle.

Linda & Richard J. Longo Sr.

Even though you are no longer with us, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember all the good times forever.

Love,

Dick & Linda