ANDREW CLEMENTS LONG, age 27, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, formerly of Conesus Lake, New York, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
He was born the son of Andrew and Victoria (Clapp) on May 30, 1987 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY in 2009 with a BA in Chemistry and a Minor in Applied Mathematics. He married Katharine Clare Van Cleve on September 23, 2011. He was employed as a chemist at Quality Chemical Laboratories in Wilmington, North Carolina.
He is survived by his loving wife Katie, his parents Andy and Vicki Long of Conesus Lake, brother David Long of Albany, NY. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother Joanne Keller Long, uncles Lawrence (Mary) Long of California, Francis (Mare) Long of Colorado and Harold (Laurie) and David Clapp (Linda) of Minnesota. He is also survived by his aunts Laurie Marcum (Bill) of Colorado and Ellie Clapp (Jon Pincus) of Rochester, NY, Louise Connell (Terry), Lynn Layton (Chuck) of Florida. Andrew is survived by several cousins whom he adored. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Eleanor Little Clapp and Charles Gillman Clapp, and his much adored paternal grandfather H. David Long.
Andrew is also survived by Katie’s loving parents, Martha and Paul Van Cleve of Lumberton, NJ, and Katie’s siblings Sarah, Michael, Laila and David Skarbowski.
Andrew’s life with Katie was filled with love, fun and lots of adventures. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, scuba diving, water skiing and sight seeing. Andrew also enjoyed camping with Katie, dog Pepper and friends on the beach in Wilmington. Andrew especially enjoyed spending time with his brother and discussing chemistry together. He loved sports, including the Florida Marlins, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Philadelphia Eagles, watching the World Series, playing video games, and watching movies with his wife. He loved learning, and had an amazing knowledge of all sorts of trivia.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 pm at the JOHN W. MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408), Mt. Morris, NY. A funeral mass will be held at St. Patricks Church at 10am. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Scottsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andrew’s memory to: Carolina Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, North Carolina (at carolinadonorservices.org, under the Donor Families section). Andrew strongly believed in organ donation, and his heart, liver, and kidneys were donated to save the lives of others.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.910.791.9099