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James "Skip" Longenberger

January 3, 2024

James "Skip" Longenberger Obituary

Skip Longenberger, 87, of Long Branch, New Jersey, passed away on January 3, 2024. He was born on April 17, 1936, in Long Branch. Skip was a good-hearted, generous, and kind individual with a heart of gold. He was known for his hardworking nature and his love for his family. 

Skip is survived by his loving wife, Josephine Longenberger, his son James Longenberger, his daughter Dina Tellechea and her husband Julio, and his granddaughter Reanna Runge. Along with the two family dogs, Peppa and Karla. Skip was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Longenberger, and his father, Royce Longenberger.

Skip attended Long Branch High School, graduating in 1954. After completing his education, Skip served in the US Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He proudly served his country.

Following his military service, Skip dedicated himself to his career, owning and operating Skips Sports for 47 years. He was a respected member of the community and made a significant impact in the sports industry.

Skip was a devoted fan of oldies music and enjoyed listening to his granddaughter sing. He was also an avid supporter of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. His passion for sports was unwavering. He coached and umpired little league baseball.

Skip worshipped at Our Lady Star of the Sea. 

The funeral services for Skip Longenberger will be held on Monday, January 8 from 4-7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 am Mass at Star of the Sea Church of Christ the King Parish in Long Branch. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport,

In memory of Skip, his family requests donations to be made to a charity of your choice in his honor.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Skip Longenberger. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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January 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
January 9, 2024

10:30 AM
Star of the Sea Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Woodbine Cemetery
1173 Eatontown Blvd.


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