SIBYL GREENWOOD LONG BLUE HILL – Sibyl Long, of East Blue Hill, died Dec. 27, 2006, after 90 years of enthusiasm for life, perpetual motion and high energy. She was committed to doing for others and was a natural leader, both personally and professionally. Born in Winchendon, Mass., Sibyl was the daughter of Robert B. Greenwood and Lena Shapleigh Greenwood. After graduating from Murdock High School, Sibyl attended Oberlin College, where she graduated in 1938. She received her Master’s degree in social work from Simmons College. Sibyl worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital before marrying Thurston H. Long. In 1965, she resumed her career at Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y., where she provided long-term and invaluable guidance and support to the Cystic Fibrosis Service. When she retired, they shared the following words, “Mrs. Long has always gone one step further in helping us. She has soothed the qualms of many patients in their hospital stays; facilitated matters in obtaining prescriptions or equipment; solved personal problems that have arisen; and has always lent a welcome ear to any of our complaints and frustrations. She has been more than a social worker – she has been our very good friend.” Most recently, she served as a corp-orator of the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. Complementing her career in social work was a deep commitment to volunteering on behalf of others. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of America for more than 50 years, providing leadership for decades. She served on numerous committees of the Mamaroneck Methodist Church in Mamaroneck, N.Y., where she also spearheaded countless fundraisers. She was also an early leader in hospice, both here in Hancock County and also in Salem, Mass. She was also a devoted member of a historical circle in Salem, Mass., which focused on sharing acts of kindness with those in need. Whether it was serving on a board for Hospice or washing pots and pans for Meals for Me, she was always thinking of others and ready to roll up her sleeves and affect measurable progress. Sibyl was married to Thurston H. Long for 62 years. Together they traveled the world with joint visits to five continents, including favorite trips to the former Soviet Union, Greece and Cuba. She and Thurston also hosted innumerable parties, often with blueberry themes, as Sibyl found peace and enjoyment in the blueberry barrens. She picked blueberries as recently as this summer. Sibyl was also a very competitive fisherman, who trolled for mackerel into her eighties. In addition to her husband, Thurston, she is survived by three daughters, Nancy L. Struve of South Salem, N.Y., Martha L. Pokras of Westborough, Mass., and Marian H. Long of Portland. Thurston’s grandchildren include, Gregory C. Struve of Portland, Amanda Pokras of Clinton, Mass., and Christina Pokras of Westborough, Mass. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert B. Greenwood Jr. of Winchendon, Mass. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers who graciously supported Sibyl. A celebration of her life will be held in East Blue Hill in the summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be welcomed by the East Blue Hill Village Church, P.O. Box 38, East Blue Hill, ME 04629 or Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill.