July 2, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 11:00AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Anthony Steven “Steve” “Kooks” Long, 23, of Urbana, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
He was born July 4, 1986 in Springfield, Ohio the son of Bruce Burkes and Robin Long.
Steve was known for always having on his Air Jordans. He enjoyed listening to music and being with his dogs Diamond and Majestic. Steve loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his Mee Maw and Paw Paw, who have raised him since he was a baby.
He is survived by his mother, Robin Long of Urbana; father, Bruce (Kim) Burkes of Mechanicsburg; loving fiancé, Amanda Bogard of Mechanicsburg; son, Collin Andrew Long; step-daughter, Hannah Perdue; sister, Jennifer Burkes of Mechanicsburg; brothers, Kevin of Kentucky, John of Ohio, Gary of Kentucky and Jamie of Ohio; sister, Pam of Texas; grandparents, Rev. John (Alice) Long of Urbana and Hershell (Janet) Burkes of Mechanicsburg; great grandma, Minnie Burkes of Mechanicsburg; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Brian, Tina and Junior; several nieces and nephews, including, Cadence Schaffer and Josh Long; a host of friends, especially Andrew “Zeeke” Johnson.
Steve is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Emma Jones, Clarence Burkes and Herbert and Olive Taylor
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONAL & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in the funeral home with Rev. Adam Grass officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.