Daniel R. Long Jr., 77, who founded two nursing homes, died New Year's Eve at his North Charles Street home after a long illness.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., Mr. Long came to Baltimore with his family at the age of 6. He attended Friends School, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Cornell University.
Mr. Long founded the Long Green Nursing Home and the Beach Hill Nursing Home on Old Harford Road. He retired in 1963 and took up writing and genealogy.
He wrote "John Lewis, the Lost Pioneer," which won the Donald Jacobus Award, a national award of excellence for contributions in the field of genealogy.
Mr. Long was past president of the Virginians of Maryland Society, a member of the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Genealogical Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Washington Family Descendants, and the North Baltimore Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed golf and bridge and maintained a vegetable garden at his home.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Emily Cook Long; a son, Daniel R. Long 3rd of Lutherville; a daughter, Barbara O'Brien Bendann of Arcadia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests donations to the American Lung Association or Union Memorial Hospice.