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Arthur Longano

May 11, 1925 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 95)


Arthur A. Longano, 95, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away on February 21, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born to Robert and Carmella Longano on May 11, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Phyllis (nee Savoca). Arthur is also survived by daughter Margie Miklas (nee Longano) and partner Richard Allen, of Port Saint Lucie, FL as well as sons Richard Longano and wife Monica (nee Kallis) of Hilton Head Island, SC, Jim Longano and wife Christy (nee Miller) of Union, KY, Ed Longano of Naples, FL, daughter-in-law Randi Longano of Durham, NC, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Longano of Durham, NC as well as a brother, Robert Longano, and two sisters, Ann Cameli, and Edith Cameli.

Arthur graduated from Independence High School and received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, known today as Case Western Reserve University. 

A WWII veteran, he served in the Army in the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) as a radio operator. After retiring from a chemical engineering career in Ohio, Arthur moved to Florida, where he lived in Bradenton, Naples, and Port St. Lucie. He was a member of St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Naples, Florida for many years.

He volunteered at Naples Community Hospital and Manatee Elementary School in Naples. He served as president of the Florida Mobile Homeowners Association for a number of years, and was a board member of Marco Shores Estates Homeowners Corp from 1989 to 2014. He loved kite flying and even designed and made some of his own kites, with help and sewing expertise from his dear wife Phyllis.

There are no services, and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997 or online at  Treasure Coast Hospice.

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