On Sunday, September 27, 2020, Michael A. Longano (Mike), of Durham NC, loving husband to Randi L. (nee) Osborn and father to Jennifer Barnheiser passed away at 68, following a year long battle with cancer. Michael was born on October 5, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio to Arthur and Phyllis (nee Savoca) Longano. On December 16, 1972, he married Randi.
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Michael was a very ambitious and self-driven individual who had many accomplishments. While working full time, he earned his B.A. Degree while attending night school. Subsequently, and while still working full time, he earned his MBA with a concentration in computers from Cleveland State University in 1980.
Michael was an avid music lover which included playing guitar and piano.
He loved traveling out West; Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park were some of his favorite places to visit.
In addition, he earned a multi-engine instrument rated private pilot's license in 1999, enjoyed playing golf and even shot a hole-in-one on Hilton Head Island, published a novel, had an interest in photography and motorcycles, and had a soft spot in his heart for all Golden Retrievers. (He also loved M&Ms)
Michael is survived by his wife Randi, his daughter Jennifer Barnheiser (Daniel), his mother Phyllis, his father Arthur, his sister Margie Miklas (Richard Allen), his twin brother Rick Longano (Monica), his brother Ed Longano, his brother Jim Longano (Christy), his sister-in-law Ronni Young (David), his brother-in-law Alan Osborn (Sandy), and many neices and nephews.
There will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Transitions LifeCare 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh NC 27607
Arrangements are being handled by First Cremation Society. Online condolences may be made to www.firstcremation.com