Robert C. Long

November 10, 1952 - July 7, 2019

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Bob resided in Downey all his life, graduated Warren High School in 1970, and attended Cerritos College and Long Beach State University. The Long family enjoyed the outdoor life: camped, fished, water & snow skied, played tennis, & built garden (G-scale) train layouts.

As a part of the family business (Long Photography) Bob beautifully photographed: Olympics (for 34 years), Tournament of Roses (for 45 years), Golden Globes, Academy Awards, sports, products, and much more. He shared his talents such as industrial arts, auto/boat repair, and home construction with friends, along the way earning the nickname “Save a Buck Bob”. “Farmer Bob” as he was also known, grew 8 foot tomato plants, nurtured his baby avocado & citrus trees, and loved to give away his harvest, especially the vegetables. His hobbies included target shooting, radio-controlled airplanes, windsurfing, wine with great friends.

He met Janis in 1997 and they married in February 2019. He was semi-retired splitting his time between working in the LA area and enjoying their stunning home in Fallbrook since 2013. Bob passed away following a 6 month battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. Bob is survived by his wife, Janis Sandberg; step-daughter Marisa and her husband, Terry Tychon (of Seattle); his brother Tim and his wife, Lynn Long (of Downey) and his father George Long (of Truckee). Services will be 7/20/19 at Rose Hills.