In memory of
Lucinda Parshall Long Attorney and s enior executive at Valley National Bank, a consistent voice for civil rights and women's rights, 71 Lucinda (Cindy) Parshall Long, 71, passed away on Nov. 25, 2018. Lucinda was the daughter of the late Sarah and George Richard Long of Salisbury, Md., and mother of Joseph Geschlecht of West Orange, N.J. She was a renowned lawyer and devoted educator. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair, N.J. A native of Salisbury, Md., Lucinda earned her BA from Mary Washington College, MA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and JD from Rutgers Law School, Newark, N.J. Lucinda began her career in academia, becoming the first woman to join the political science faculty at Montclair State University. Later, she joined the New Jersey law firm Lowenstein Sandler, where she instigated the establishment of the company's first parental leave, part-time, and on-premises childcare programs. In 1991, Lucinda joined Valley National Bank as their first general counsel, and later first woman senior vice president. Over 25 years, she oversaw all aspects of the bank's legal operations as it grew from a small community bank into a national financial institution. Lucinda was a leader in many professional organizations and was recognized for her contributions with several awards, including: the N.J. Women Lawyers Association Platinum Award, the Rutgers Law School Distinguished Alumna Award, and the Partners for Women and Justice Hope Award. She was a champion of civil rights and women's rights throughout her career. Lucinda is survived by her son, Joseph Geschlecht. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund curealz.org or the Girl Scouts of the USA, girlscouts.org/en/adults . For more information or to send condolences please visit prestonfuneralhome.net .
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