Paul W. DeLong, 87, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Saturday, July 11, 2009
at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte.
He was born September 24, 1931 in Logan County, Ohio to Omar Leslie and
Esther Jeanne DeLong and moved to Port Charlotte in 1976 from Columbus, Ohio.
Paul was employed by Ohio State University in Columbus for 34 years in the Treasurer’s
Office and retired as Bursar in 1980. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army Air
Corps and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 22 years retiring with the rank of Major
in 1972. Paul was “Still Proud, Still Serving, Still Saluting”
Paul was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #110, Retired Officers Association, Melvin Byers Post of the National Sojourners, University Club and the Ohio Club all of Port Charlotte; Community Lodge No. 684 F&AM of Upper Arlington, OH, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus,
Aladdin Temple of Shrine of Columbus, Royal Arch Masons Chapter 227,
Community Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Assn. all of Columbus, OH, life member of the Reserve Officers Association, and the National Association of Accountants. Honorary member of the Florida Sheriff’s Assn.
Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty K. Delong of Port Charlotte;
and many dear friends including Thomas and Sandra Trinter, their son, Scott and daughter, Kristen of Columbus, OH and Marty and Sidney White of Port Charlotte
Memorial services with military honors by the U.S. Army will be held Wednesday 11:00 AM, July 15, 2009 at the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.