James Edward Long G’64, a lifelong parochial school educator, died on January 1, 2009, of cancer in Baltimore, Maryland.
He was born on December 25, 1933, in Balti- more and prepared for college at Mount St. Joseph High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Loyola College in 1955, a master’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin in 1964 on a grant from the National Science Foundation, and another mas- ter’s degree at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in 1974. He worked for four years as an engineer and com- puter programmer at Martin Marietta before beginning his teaching career in Towsend, Md. He coached at the Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., prior to accepting a position at the John Car- roll School in Bel Air, Md., in 1964. During his 35-year tenure, he was chair- man of the math department, academic vice principal and religion instructor. He also established the school’s modu- lar scheduling system, lacrosse program and annual alumni lacrosse game. He retired in 1999. At various times in his career, he served stints as director of the mathematics council of the Maryland State Teachers Association, treasurer of the Baltimore Archdiocesan Lay Teacher Association and treasurer and president of the Archdiocesan Association of Second- ary School Administrators. He served to specialist fourth class in the Army from 1956 to 1958, and was a daily commu- nicant at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Lacey Long; three sons, James Edward Long Jr., William Joseph Long, and Peter Vincent Long; a daughter, Mary Lacey; two brothers, John Long and William A. Long; three sisters, Helen Regina Rey- mann, Sister Mary Regina Long G.S.S., and Anne Nevin; and 11 grandchildren.