Wendy S. Long

Burial Date:

July 13, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

July 28, 1956 - June 10, 2017

Funeral Home:

Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Directions)


Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service (Directions)

Wendy Sommer Long, 60, of Elyria died June 10, 2017. She was born July 28, 1956 in Elyria. She was a graduate of Lake Ridge Academy and Ashland College, where she was a member of the tennis team. She was also a summer school graduate of Culver Academies. Wendy began her career in retail for various businesses and for the past eleven years was employed by Ross Environmental Services, Incorporated. She catered as well and had a long time association with Pink Peppercorn Catering. She ran in numerous 5K’s that supported cures for cancer and other various causes. Her last race was in June of 2016, when she achieved her goal of running a half marathon before the age of 60. She played in various golf leagues, including LCDWGA. She enjoyed traveling with her favorite destination being Hawaii. She also enjoyed paddling and was a member of the Cleveland Dragon Boat Association.

Wendy is survived by her husband of thirty seven years, Bill; son, Kyle M. Long of Parma; daughters, Jodi N. Long (fiancé David Reichlin) of Atlanta, Georgia and Kelsi M. Long of Elyria; father, Kenneth A. Sommer of Sheffield Village; brothers, Ronald A. (Marilyn) Sommer of Avon Lake, Todd K. (Molly) Sommer and Kent A. (Gail) Sommer both of Vermillion; sister, Deborah S. (Rick) Porterfield of Punta Gorda, Florida and ten nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce E. Sommer in 19997.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah, 84741; Blessing House 544 Grove Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055; Cleveland Dragon Boat Association P.O. Box 770452, Lakewood, OH, 44107; Hawaii Wildlife Fund P.O. Box 790637, Paia, HI 96779 or Play for P.i.n.k. 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.  Arrangements are in the care of Dicken Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Burial Location

Section: T - Masonic I Lot Number: 143 Space: 1


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