Valerie A. Long 1971-2018

VIENNA — Valerie Ann Long, 46, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a sudden illness.

Valerie was born Oct. 13, 1971, in Sharon, Pa.

She was a 1990 graduate of Mathews High School and the Youngstown College of Massotherapy.

Valerie enjoyed shooting pool and was in two different APA Pool Leagues. She was proud and honored to have received the “Top Gun Lady” honors last year. Her favorite hobbies included watching soap operas, especially “Days of Our Lives,” and going to concerts and casinos with family and friends.

Valerie worked for Trumbull Memorial Hospital for 17 years as a respected nursing assistant. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermitage, Pa., since birth.

She is survived by her parents, Charles and Kathleen Gorichky Long; her brother, Gary (Lisa) Long; her niece, Alexis Long; her nephew, Steven Long; godmother, Linda Vansovich; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road in Brookfield. Friends may also call 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, in Hermitage, Pa., where the Rev. Dr. Gary Nelson will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of the Dorcas Society or to a charity of their choosing. Visit to share memories and condolences with Valerie’s family.

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