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Michael Longano

Michael Arthur Longano

Friday, October 5th, 1951 - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Obituary

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.
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
transitionslifecare.org

Arrangements are being handled by First Cremation Society. Online condolences may be made to www.firstcremation.com
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Ronni

Posted at 07:25pm
We will always remember the night we all first met at Cyrus Erie in Elyria. You were standing up against a wall and wondering how one guy could be dancing with two girls (who looked just alike) at the same time. Who knew that chance encounter fifty years ago would impact all of our lives?

We remember your green Rambler and the double dates the four of us had together the first few years. You introduced Ronni and I to Jethro Tull..the concert was fantastic and we learned to love his music just as you did. It was the first concert we ever attended together.

We will never forget our Jackson Hole trip. Four adults and three teens in the same van, but, we all survived. Ronni and I lived in many places over the years, but, you and Randi were always an anchor to us. Cleveland was always our "home" regardless of where we lived.

Rest well, you will be greatly missed. We will meet you at the Rainbow Bridge as Ronni promised you.

Love, Ronni and Dave
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Margie Longano Miklas

Posted at 07:15am
My memories growing up with my younger brother Mike always make me smile. Only two years different in age, we grew up in the fifties and sixties, times which shaped our lives in significant ways. Although we left home once we went to college, and lived our lives in separate locations, we stayed close. Over the years we’d reminisce and joke about so many of our childhood experiences. I’m sad to lose him but grateful for what he has taught me in the way he dealt with the brutal realities in life. He is an inspiration to anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. I will always love you, Mike.
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Rick Longano

Posted at 05:25pm
Mike was my twin brother, but he was so much more than that. As children, we were inseparable, and he was my best friend. We had a lot of fun and managed to get into plenty of trouble, causing my parents much angst. During our working years, we depended on each other for solid advice in business and personal matters. We shared common interests in many things. As we got older, we settled into a comfortable friendship, and, although we were geographically separated, usually spoke with each other every day. During the past year, he showed great courage in facing his illness, never complaining about his unfortunate circumstance. His passing has left a hole in my heart, and I will always miss him. Rest in peace, Mike.
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Audrey Williams

Posted at 01:35pm
Michael was a wonderful father to my dearest friend. I am thankful for his love of her and hope his memory as a life well lived and loved lives on.
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Tina Weidinger

Posted at 01:00pm
My deepest sympathies to the Longano family. May his memory be eternal.

Tina Weidinger
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