Conrad Henry Longmire (1948-2023)
Born in New York City on October 27, 1948 to Conrad and Theresa Longmire (née Izzo), Henry and his family relocated to Los Alamos, NM in 1949. Henry forever considered Los Alamos his home, having been raised in a community of scientists, whose curiosity sparked Henry’s own endless desire to learn. The second of seven siblings, Henry retained a constant, strong sense of family throughout his life.
After graduating from Los Alamos High School, Henry went on to earn his B.A. in Political Science at the University of New Mexico and his master’s degree in finance from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. Henry spent the majority of his career working in banking, five years of which were spent in Saudi Arabia, before he joined the Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development in Boston, where he worked until his retirement in 2010. Over the course of his schooling and travels, Henry developed knowledge of German, Arabic, French, and Spanish.
In 2003, Henry married the love of his life, Eva Lee, with whom he helped raise two step-sons, Matthias and Johannes Lee. It was the great joy of Henry’s life to become a father; he shared his boundless enthusiasm for life and his endless and unconditional love with his family.
To know Henry was to love Henry. He was a friend to all, kind-hearted, loving, and genuinely curious. No interaction with Henry was left without a hand squeeze, hug, caring word, and a smile. The necessities of life for Henry were: family – across the U.S. and in Germany – , friends, food, and fishing. As he said many times throughout his life, Henry viewed nature as his church, exploring the outdoors as a fisherman, hiker, skier, and bicyclist. His love of nature, culture, travel, and food was shared with Eva on many adventures across the globe. Henry had a deep passion for fly-fishing, and he was a regular at the Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg, NH, where he developed strong friendships over the years. His fishing took him to remote locations in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and, most recently, Alaska.
Henry was preceded in death by his younger sister, Maria, and his parents, Conrad and Theresa. He is survived by his wife, Eva, step-sons: Matthias (Jessica) and Johannes (Amanda), siblings: Judy March (Ralph), Jonathan Longmire (Victoria), Patrick Longmire (Shelley), Jennifer Moss (David), and Matthew Longmire (Pam), many beloved nieces and nephews, countless friends, and his former wife Mary Gundy. He will be sorely missed by all.
Henry’s family is grateful for the excellent care provided by Dr. Richard Lee and Erika Meneely, N.P. at Massachusetts General Hospital during his courageous, years-long battle with prostate cancer and the compassion and comfort provided by the Care Dimensions Hospice team and the Kaplan Family Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center would be welcome in memory of Henry (https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate; please specify in tribute to “in memory of Conrad Henry Longmire”).
A celebration of life in Henry’s memory will be held at a later date.
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