Walter K. Long (Walt) (Prof)Years: 1935
A sculptor by trade, he had studio in New York according to info from daughter.
30 years old. Ass't pointer. Asked by Borglum to help repair Washington's upper lip and eye for 5 weeks. Died Feb 1986 Cancer.
Walter K. Long (Obituary)
Professor Walter K. Long, 81, Executive Director of the Cayuga Museum of History and Art died at his home 12 Scammell Avenue, Auburn, Saturday January 4, 1986.
He was born in Auburn, the Son of the late Alpert and Anna Long. As a young man he lived in Fair Haven and after graduation from Syracuse University he started teaching art classes in Auburn in 1335.
Professor Long, one of the Cayuga Museum's founders and its original Executive Director, was a nationally and internationally recognized expert in such diverse fields as painting, sculpture, architecture, history, archaeology and drama. His accomplishments as a patriot, inventor, scientist, artist and educator have had an immeasurable influence on countless lives.
Professor Long worked with Gutzon Borglum, carving the four American President's heads on Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. As a member of the International Council of Museums, he had contributed 35 years of service in the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organizations (UNESC0).
He was a fellow on the International Institute of Arts and Letters, Switzerland, and the Royal Society of Arts in London, England. As a scholar and educator, he had studied, lectured or taught at over a dozen universities throughout the United States and Europe.
During the Second World War his work designing medical, surgical and scientific instruments of Bausch and Lomb, Welsh-Allyn and IRI was widely recognized within the industry as having a tremendous life-saving impact for the American forces and their allies.
After serving as secretary treasurer of the American Museum Association, Northeast Conference for 28 years, he was in 1974, made a Life Member of the Board of Directors. He is listed in "Who's Who in American Arts" and "Who's Who in American Education".
Professor Long is survived by his wife, Carmelita H Long, two sons. Walter A. Long, Santa Clara, Calif., Dr. L. Timothy Long, Atlanta, Ga, a daughter, Mrs. Gordon 'Shirley' Woodward, Endicott, New York, a sister, Mrs. Glenn 'Leitha' Lewis, Sarasota, Fla., 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A family funeral service will be held Wednesday at the convenience of the family at the Mosher & Neagle Funeral Home.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 1986 in the First United Methodist Church, 99 South Street, Auburn. Rev. Thomas F. Brown and Rev. Lester Shaff will officiate. A spring burial will be made in Fort Hill Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make a contribution to the Walter K. Long Memorial Fund at the Cayuga Museum.