Community Comes Together to Help Family of Man Killed While Hiking at Zoar Valley

July 30, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Officials with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the worst on Sunday – that a hiker had died following a fall at Zoar Valley. Conor Long was just 20-years-old but doing, friends say, what he loved to do.

Long fell 70 feet into a gorge on Sunday afternoon while hiking with friends.

A fundraising page was setup to help pay the funeral expenses for the Hamburg man and it says in part, “Conor Long was a true stand up guy. He was never in a bad mood, and he was always kind. He always did what he could to give back to his community whether it was through volunteering, or just saying hello to a stranger-so it only seems right that we as a community return the favor to his family and friends.”

The funds, according to the page, will help pay for Long’s funeral.

If you would like to help the family, here is a link to the GoFundMe Page:


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Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
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    Such a tragedy. He was a kind warm soul. RIP Conor

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