Henry William Longacre

Henry William Longacre, 80, of Telford, Pa., died Aug. 7, 2022, in Ocean City, N.J. He was born in Quakertown to Horace W. Longacre and Elizabeth M. (Goshow) Longacre.


He was the spouse of Carol L. (Swartley) Longacre, with whom he shared almost 60 years of marriage.

He graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School. He was employed and a partner in the family business, Longacre’s Poultry. As a lifelong member of Swamp Mennonite Church, he served in many capacities throughout the years. He was also passionate about Spruce Lake Retreat and Mennonite education, serving on the board at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School for over 20 years.

He was a philanthropist who supported many organizations and individuals in the community. Also, having an entrepreneurial spirit, he was involved in starting up several businesses, including Bakers Best and First Service Bank. He received joy in buying and selling, starting by going to farmer’s markets as a boy and continuing through his whole life, even in retirement, having a table at Rice’s Market where he loved interacting with people. Most important, he was a man who lived his life to honor God, devoted to his family and community.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; three sons, H. William (Catharine) of Quakertown, G. Robert (Lorena) of Telford and Cory L. (Linda) of Telford; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at Swamp Mennonite Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Swamp Mennonite Church or Spruce Lake Retreat.

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