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February 2013

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Jack Long, Jr. was prominent manufacturer of chain link and ornamental metal fencing Henry F. (Jack) Long, Jr. – known four grandchildren. as "Chief" – died on December 9, He also leaves behind two broth2012 at the age of 88 in his hometown ers who are still active in the fence of Hyattsville, Maryland. He was a business, Sonny Long and Bob Long. veteran manufacturer of chain link and There was a time when he used to ornamental steel fencing, and the purchase a new Cadillac and forklift founder of a number of companies. annually. A story that has been told for After serving in the Marine Air years is that he would lend you the Corps during Cadillac withWWII, he reout a question, turned to Washbut you didn't ington, D.C. dare drive his where he started forklift! United Fence Mr. Long Company, an was active installation within the comfirm, in Mt. munity, espeRainier, Marycially in land. Kiwanis and the Jack Long, Jr. holds little CJ Tonnesen, one He sold that of his 18 great grandchildren. Salvation Army, business to his where he dosister and founded National Fence nated thousands of shoes for children Mfg., where he produced hot-dipped in need. galvanized chain link and hot-dipped He enjoyed sports and loved to pipe. play golf. His family noted that he was reHe had a driving range at all of his portedly the first American to have fit- fence companies, where employees tings manufactured in Japan for sale to often found themselves dodging golf Sears & Roebuck and Montgomery balls. Ward. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Long. He was father of Henry (Jack) Long, III (Mary Ann); Beverly Long; Laura Dittes (Martin); Stephanie Patten (Donald); Brenda Holson (David); Dale Long (Bobbie); and Patricia Stellabuto (Richard). He was grandfather of Jennifer Tonnesen; Henry Long, IV; Lindsay Four generations of the Long fencing Rapp; Tinka Long; Holly Pelley; Heidi family are pictured. Left to right: Jack Long IV, Jack Long III, CJ Tonnesen and Dittes; Shane Hayward; Tiffany Riley; Patricia Hardesty; David Holson, Jr.; "Chief" Long. Brigette Procopio; Jake Holson; Troy He sold Holson; Trevor Holson; Reagan Long; National Fence Aiden Long; Richard Stellabuto; JorMfg. in 1968 dan Stellabuto; and Taylor Stellabuto. and started J.L. He was great grandfather of Fence Mfg. Christopher, Jr.; Riley; Lily; Frank, III; Co., where he Shane, Jr.; Kylie; Tyler; Haley; Summanufactured mer; Steven, Jr.; Chase; Joshua; galvanized and Gabrielle; Alyssa; David, III (Tony); vinyl coated Ava; Alexis; Nathan; and Cash. chain link and He was preceded in death by two fence fittings. Jack Long, Jr. behind brothers, Wallace and Russell Long; In 1978 he the desk at one of the two grandsons, Dustin Dittes and sold that com- four fence companies Frank Hayward, Jr.; and one great which he founded. pany and granddaughter, Natalee Hayward. started Security Fence Mfg. & Supply with his son, Jack III. There they manufactured hot-dipped galvanized, fused Fence installer bonded and extruded chain link, color world championship set coated pipe and ornamental iron. That company was sold in 1998. Installers attending FENCETECH At the time of his death, he was 2013 in Houston can compete with felworking – and had been for the last 10 low fencers on the show floor for bragyears – at Stephens Pipe & Steel's ging rights in three different Bladensburg, Maryland branch along competitions each show day with his two sons, two sons-in-law and continued on page 76 A hydraulic closer, without the bulk and expense of an overhead closer. Shown with 7512 pre-threaded bracket. Sold separately. Steel or Aluminium Fastened or Welded Flush Mount or Center Mount SureClose 57. A Closer & Hinge in One Small, Powerful Package. ADA Compliant Adjustable closing speed Visibly small footprint Highly tamper resistant Maintenance Free - No messy grease Self-closing gates up to 180 lbs. Say goodbye to the headers, hinges and closers that cost you hundreds of $$ more in equipment, installation time and call-backs. X X X X X Hi-Performance Hardware D&D Technologies 7731 Woodwind Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Tel: 1-800-716-0888 or 1-714-677-1300. Visit us at Booth #1233 at AFA Fencetech 2013

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