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Catherine (Kay) J. (Long) Hockensmith

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“Alice, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Dan are in my thoughts and prayers. Carol ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Craighead - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. You are both in our prayers. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Till - New Haven, IN

“Sorry to hear of yours and our loss. She will be missed. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Kessler and family - IN

“DAN LONG !! I MET YOU MOTHER KAY ABOUT 28 YEARS AGO ALWAYS KIND ALWAYS GENEROUS ALWAYS TREATED ME LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY SHE MADE ME FEEL LIKE A SON...Read More ยป
4 of 8 | Posted by: william Fashbaugh - ELKHART, IN

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: The Ummel family - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sending our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bruce and Gail Foreman - PA

“My heart goes out to ur family you will be missed ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: millie hockenbrock - milton, PA

“So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rita Hecht - Markle, IN


Catherine "Kay" J. (Long) Hockensmith passed away March 30, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Catherine was born in Sturgis, Mich. on April 30, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Painter of Sturgis, Mich. Catherine held several Executive Assistant positions throughout her business career, the most recent with OmniSource. She has been a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over 50 years and was an active volunteer there as well as several other organizations throughout the city. She is survived by her two sons, Daniel A. (Alice) long of Fort Wayne and David E. (Christine) Long of New Canaan, Conn.; two grandsons, Alexander D. Long and Andrew E. Long; granddaughter, Angela Huang; two great-granddaughters; brother-in-law, William Lambert; and several step-children, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 54 years in 1999, William D. Long; her second husband in 2007, Robert R. Hockensmith; brother, Earl Painter; and sister, Donna Lambert. There will not be any services or calling; there will be a private burial ceremony and entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.domccombandsons.com.