DeLong, James Pierce, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Cartwright Care Center. Age 87 years. The son of the late Edward S. and Silvia L. (Butcher) DeLong was born on September 25, 1924 in LaPorte, MI. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. James married Marcia Brown on September 27, 1947; she predeceased him on February 19, 2002. He retired from GM as a senior accountant with 43 years of service. James enjoyed tinkering with cars, working outdoors and spending time with his family. Surviving are two children and their spouses, Sandra and Rick Tarbunas, Grand Rapids; Carl and Sandy DeLong, Flint; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Megan DeLong, both of Flint; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings; Natalie, Betty, Pauline, Chancy and Dorothy. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road. Dr. Todd Farley will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Saginaw Humane Society.