General Information

Full Name: Joseph Long
Date of Death: Monday, October 30, 2023

Joseph Long, of Fair Lawn, passed away on October 30, 2023, at the age of 88.

Joseph David Long was born in 1934 and raised in his beloved Passaic.  After graduating from the University of Vermont and New York Law School, he joined his father as a manufacturer’s rep in the shoe business.  The family-owned factory in Passaic produced women’s shoes under the name “Hobby Nobbies”.  He continued in the shoes business as a rep for Soldini Men’s Italian and Casual Shoes.  He traveled to Italy as a liaison for US imports.  This shoe career continued out of Farmington, Missouri where he repped baby shoes.

After several years of retirement, he went back to help his hometown of Passaic at the Affordable Housing Corporation as Assistant Executive Director.  He helped first time home buyers apply and get two family homes under new construction.  He undertook projects, implementing policies and procedures of the organization with marketing activities, community outreach, and by utilizing city, state, and federal grants.  He coordinated all aspects of projects including, but not limited to, the First Time Home Buyer Program, new construction, and rehabilitation.  He interfaced with the board, director, attorney, and other staff to accomplish organizational goals.

After retiring from the Passaic Affordable Housing Corporation, he joined the board of the Fair Lawn Opportunity Center for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Baron), of 56 years; his son, Adam Long; his son, Brian Long and wife, Jill; his two granddaughters, Ava and Lia; and his extensive collection of tennis racquets.

The family asks that memorial donations may be made in remembrance of Joseph to any organization that will honor his memory.



Service Information

Thursday, November 2, 2023
11:00 AM

Service at:
New Mount Zion Cemetery
153 Orient Way, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

If You Are Using GPS, Please Use The Address For The Colonial Diner – 27 Orient Way, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071.  Enter The Cemetery At Gate 4, Which Is Directly Across The Street From The Colonial Diner.  We Will Be Meeting At The Office On The Left.

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  1. Marilyn Schiffman

    So sorry to hear the news of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Barbara and your entire family.

    • Bunny Blumenthal

      Hi my darling Barbara.all I can think of was the wonderful time s we spent together over the many many wonderful memories and Joes wonderful smile 😊 love you forever!
      I will always be your friend 🐰

    • Bunny Blumenthal

      Hi my lovely funny Barbara. So sorry to hear about That wonderful similing face Joe. He will be missed! Remember all the wonderful times we spent together in the past and love you Always.Bunny

  2. Ann and Ira Loeb

    We will always remember romping through Spain with great food and tons of fun and having fun when he came to Florida with Barbara.He always had a smile on his face.He was a kind soul and we have only pleasant memories❤️

  3. Elizabeth Litt

    Such a great guy.! I loved when he brought those fun games to the New Year’s Eve parties, and we played with the girls against the guys. What fun times we had! I will miss his lovely greeting, “Hello, Elizabeth!” I know he is with his Passaic friends up in heaven. Joe Long will be missed here on earth.

  4. Connie Ingrassia

    A great guy and classmate of my husband John. Joe and Barbara share many memories with us. RIP Joe. Fly with the Angels. Say hello to John

  5. Michael Small

    Many very good things in my life so far. Certainly, one was knowing Joe, albeit a long time ago.

  6. Sid Tanenbaum

    Cannot think of a better guy. A man’s man. Terrific athlete, great and funny personality. Dear friend for 80 years. Nothing but wonderful memories.

  7. Bob DeVita

    Adam my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joe had a great life with all that did and will be missed by everyone that new him. Bob DeVita

  8. Gerald Goldman

    I was saddened to learn about Joe‘s death. He was a very special guy. I have wonderful memories of our youth. Although I didn’t see him much in later years whenever we met his enthusiasm
    came out. He will be missed.


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