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Gary Stephen Long
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  • Gary Long Memorial Fund
    Davidson College
    P.O. Box 7170
    Davidson, NC 28035

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“We all love you Lee and please regard all of us JYAers as your new brothers. Will call you every month. When can Becky and I come visit? Can you come...Read More »
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“Thank you so much for being my first mentor and showing me that you could get serious work done without losing your sense of humor. You will be...Read More »
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“Gary was a friend, mentor and inspiration in so many ways for over 35 years. We are deeply saddened by his passing. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mark and Terry Greene - Lebanon, NJ

“While our hearts are broken over this sudden and heavy loss, we salute the many fine memories we have of Gary. Such a fine, learned, caring person....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kay & Bruce Kendall - Houston, TX

“A gentleman, gentle man and a friend, he will be missed, ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: John pattersom - Dana Point, CA

“Gary was an amazing man and friend. We admired his sense of humor and feeling for adventure. We have many wonderful memories and celebrate his life...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Rich and Faye Ciccotto - PA

“Gary, you will sure be missed and all your kind deeds will never go unnoticed . You are a truly refined Gentleman ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mufred Rajab - Toronto canada

“Dear Gary, you will be sure missed in this life. Many thanks for all your generous contributions in my success while I was under your management at...Read More »
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Gary Stephen Long, 68, of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Gary was born January 13, 1951 in Gastonia, North Carolina, son of the late James Darvin Long and Thelma Reneau Long. He had a BA with honors from Davidson College, where he later served as a trustee, and an MBA from Harvard University. Gary was Managing Partner & CEO of Pulse Capital Partners. He previously served as President and COO of Investcorp and as SVP at American Express. During his career, he worked in Toronto, New York, Bahrain and London, where he was a longtime resident. He was a keen wildlife photographer and travelled often to Africa.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Carpenter-Long; his sisters Maxine Long Hill, Toby Long Bryant, and Ellen Long Faulk. He was predeceased by brother James Darvin Long, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gary Long Memorial Fund, Davidson College, PO Box 7170, Davidson, NC 28035.

His Memorial Service will be held at the Lingle Chapel at Davidson College, Davidson, NC on Saturday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.