Mahlon Longwell Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Mahlon Longwell

1941 - 2023

Obituary of Mahlon Longwell

Mahlon Longwell, "Mel" age 81, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023, at Rapelje Lodge. He will be deeply missed by his loving daughter Dana (John) Gatt. Cherished Grampa to Dustin (Niyosha), Dylan (Sydney), and Kylie (Cole). Brother to Don (Linda) and his children. He will also be remembered by his many extended family members, and friends.

Mahlon had a zest for life and pursued many passions throughout his years. He had a love for traveling, spending a few winters in Florida, enjoying the warmth and beauty of the state. Mahlon also found joy in acting, participating in various plays, and sharing his talents on stage. Another great love of his was baseball, whether it was playing the game himself or watching it with enthusiasm.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated staff at Rapelje Lodge for their exceptional care and compassion during Mahlon's two-year stay. Cremation has taken place in accordance with Mahlon's wishes. In honor of his memory, donations may be made to the Welland Humane Society, a cause that was close to his heart.

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Bill DeFoe
9 months ago

Sorry to her of Mels passing. We played on the Chippawa oldtimer baseball team. Just a great person to be around. Peace Mel.

Donnie Somerville
9 months ago

Just found out of Mel’s passing. I have known Mel since my teen years when we played baseball. Many laughs and good times. Heartfelt sympathies to the family. Such a good, caring man. Rest in peace pal.

Brenda Sullivan Strath
10 months ago

The Sullivan’s and the Longwells were neighbours on Alexandra St. Mahlon was a good neighbour and a good guy. My condolences to all his family.

Ben Guglielmi
10 months ago

Mel will be missed but not forgotten, knew Mel when he played baseball. RIP Mel

Greg Boddam
10 months ago

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the Longwell family. I met Mahlon when I was in my early teen years working with Welland Little Theatre. He was a wonderful man and took me aside and provided words of wisdom. He was funny and always had a good joke or story to tell. It was a pleasure knowing him.

George and Julia Gatt
10 months ago

So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Susie Witmer Albano
10 months ago

Sending my condolences to all of Mahlon’s family members. I had gone to highschool with Mahlon. Yes, even then he was quite the man, a happy man. I had hoped he would have attended the 3 PCHS reunions as I am sure many of his former classmates would have been pleased to see him.He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. May he rest in peace now…..
Susie Witmer Albano

Lisa Bible
10 months ago

Dana, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love and hugs.

Bryan Elliott
10 months ago

Mahlon, you were one of a kind. I loved the times I was able to share with you during your life. An original member of our Strata-O-Matic Baseball League and one of the biggest Baseball fans I have ever known. RIP buddy, I know you have a great seat right behind homeplate!

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