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David Longhenry

David Longhenry, 82, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.

He was born on May 22,1938, to Dorothy and Elmer Longhenry in Gloversville, NY.

He was an electrical engineer who held three patents. After retiring as a computer design and application developer, he immersed himself in researching his family tree, brought distant relatives together, and taught computers to K-6 children. For many years he spent his holiday season bringing joy to children by playing Santa Claus in his community. He sponsored many members of AA.

He is survived by his loving wife, Samantha of Raymond, NH; son, Robert T. Longhenry of Deerfield, NH; daughter, Ruth Wright of Waterford, CT; former wife, Edith of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Chris (Leanne) Osborne of Louisville, KY; his sister, Darla Christiano of Oxnard, CA; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey D. Longhenry; brother, John E. Longhenry; and grandson, Robert T. Longhenry Jr.

The family will have a private gravesite service on Friday, October 30. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to help New Hampshire families suffering from COVID-19. Please visit http://www.graniteuw.org to donate in David’s name.