• Don's Memorial

    Jul 3, 2022, 11:30 AM US/Eastern

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Jennifer Freeman

Don Long

May 07, 1941 - June 05, 2022

Our hearts are heavy but there is comfort in grieving together. Please share a story or photo and help us gather memories of Don. See the event section of this page for details on Don's Memorial. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his honor to a charity of your choice. Suggestions: Special Hearts...  see more

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Donald “Don” Charles Long (Althaus), age 81 - also affectionately known by his friends and family as “Donuts.”  The date of Don’s passing was June 5, 2022 at 2:18 am.  At the time of his death he was sleeping peacefully in his home in Escondido, California. In attendance were his wife Elizabeth G. “Betsy” Long, his daughter Jennifer Freeman and his sister Caroline Stevens.  At the...  see more
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  • Melinda Kessler
    My heart goes out to Betsy in this terribly sad time! Also thinking of Ryan, Jennifer and the grandchildren…especially Alissa ❤️. Don was a fine son-in-law and husband to Betsy.
  • Margaret Freeman
    I love you so much Pop Pop. I have so many great memories of doing pottery, playing put put golf and spending time on the beach with you. I miss you more than you know!
  • John Althaus
    My brother was my best friend and best man at my wedding. I love you Donuts and will miss you till we meet again!
  • Ryan Althaus
    My dad was still able to beat me in basketball at age 50! Stud.
  • Jennifer Freeman
  • Jennifer Freeman
    I love you and miss you, Dad. We are here surrounding Betsy with love and support.