MASSENA -- Willard M. Longshore Jr., age 74 a resident of Massena, NY, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2019. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid.
He was predeceased by his father, Willard M. Longshore, Sr.; his mother, Joyce Carton Longshore; his brothers Peter, Terry, and Timothy; and his son Andrew Longshore.
He is survived by his brothers, Richard Longshore and his wife Patricia of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, David Longshore of Rensselaer Falls, and Tom Longshore and his wife Barbara Baker of Parishville. He is also survived by his daughters, Dr. Kristine Longshore of Doylestown, PA and Melanie Page of Winthrop; and son, Bill Longshore of Palm Coast, FL; as well as grandchildren, Korrine Ketchum of Clio, MI, Anthony Letourneau of Canandaigua, Brandon Longshore of Gouverneur, Marissa Pannhurst of Brainardsville, and Logan and Cierra Longshore of Trenton, NC.
Willard Longshore Jr. was born September 23, 1944 at Massena Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Massena Central School in 1962, later graduated from Paul Smith’s College, then also graduated from SUNY Canton and SUNY Plattsburgh where he received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He was an avid track and cross-country participant while in high school, winning various awards. In later years he attended numerous running competitions to watch his children.
He was employed in the retail industry until he was injured and disabled at work.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations in Willard’s name may be made to Philadelphia Masters Track and Field; 443 Maple Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
Interment will be held at a future date during a private ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery in Canton, NY.
Condolence and memories of Willard may be shared with the family by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com