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Earl "Butch" Gordon 1943 - 2014
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July 16, 2014
To the Gordan family,

I just recently learned of Butch's passing. I was a young employee of his at Manchester motor car, as a teenager. I grew up without a father in my life and was always obsessed with classic cars from a young age. I remember begging my mother to take me down to MMC when it first opened. I was about 12 and the shop was like a dream to me!

I will never forget that first time there, Butch walked out and talked to me like I was an adult, like I was just another car guy! I felt 10 feet tall! He promised that when I turned 14 he would give me a job at the shop, and boy for the next 2 years I would visit often and never let him forget his offer!

Having started my major in the auto shop at cheney tech high school, I started my very first job the week I turned 14. That summer Butch would pick me and the other boy Jonathon up each morning in his white Lincoln and we would spend our days doing whatever was needed around the shop. I needed that Jon more than anything in my life that summer between freshman and sophomore year! I kept that the job until I was out of highschool, even using it as my High school internship.

Butch taught me so much more than the value of hard work! He taught me character, and in more ways than not how to become a good man. He treated me like I was his own son and I don't think he ever knew the impact he had on my life!

I saw him in the bank last fall, and although we made small talk about how I was now working on the fire department in town and raising kids of my own it was too short a visit. As I drove home from the bank I wished I had told him that he was important to my success and how much that meant to me but I dint want to get mushy on tough old Butch, so like so many time in life, things went unsaid....The next time I see him I said to myself. Well the next time never came and I didn't get a chance to say my respects so I will tell them to you.

There isn't a single time I don't drive by the dialysis building on main street and think of hime and all the good memories I had there, and Im sure there were so many more people effected by Butch the way I was. He was a great man, and I wish I could have told him so!

I hope you his family are doing well and are warmed by knowing that there is another young person out there who your Family man had a hand in raising up into society.

Thankyou
Sincerely,
Matthew Carter of Manchester
April 15, 2014
Dear Paula,Paul and Shelly,

I just heard about Butch's passing. there is a large void in my heart after hearing this. Butch and you were a big part of my life you made it much easier to deal with the work I had to do I always talk about the good times we had over at your house cooking and talking. I'll never be able to get into my 69 Wildcat we got from Butch with out feeling sorrow. I know you have a wonderful family surrounding you at this time our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love you guys

Dave and Kathy
March 28, 2014
Dear Paula and Family,
We are so sadden to hear of Butch's passing. We extend our sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with Butch as part of the Manchester Motor Car team. And since we retired, I enjoyed meeting for coffee and our conversations. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 28, 2014
Paul & Carlene, we know your hearts are heavy. We have nothing but loving memories of your Dad and Nick & Jake, you have the best "Papa" ever. Hug your Grandma for me. We love you guys - Kenny Sr, Kyla, Ken Jr, Michelle Wright
March 27, 2014
I have many happy memories of Butchie - but most of them involve being witness to his love of family and friends. Much love to you, Paula and the entire family. He may have left this world, but he will always be with you.
March 26, 2014
Sending prayers and much love. Stay strong.
March 26, 2014
So sad to have to say good bye to such a great Guy! He also showed so much love for his family! My thoughts and prayers go out to you all! He was a great role model for his son, Paul, Who is one of the kindest, caring, loving man I have ever met!? Sending many hugs!
March 26, 2014
Paula and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
March 26, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the family of my best buddy.

Guy Lagasse
March 26, 2014
Paula & Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Please know that we are thinking of you and your entire family during this very difficult time.

Sheri & Dan
March 26, 2014
Paula,
Though it's been many years since I've been at P&H, I fondly remember all my former co workers and was saddened to read about your beloved Butch. I know how hard it is to lose someone so close that you love so much; just keep watching for those signs from him because he'll let you know he's there when you need him most. Adam does for me all the time. May you find peace and comfort from friends, coworkers and your beloved family.
Sincerely,
Diana Kaminski
March 25, 2014
Paula and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I'm praying for you all, and hoping you"ll find peace and comfort.
~ Sara
March 25, 2014
On behalf of President/Chief Administrator David Eustis and the entire Northwest Catholic High School community, I offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of Earl Gordon.

Because his grandchildren, Zachary Rice '14 and Kyle Rice '17, are cherished members of our school family, we feel that Earl was, too, and we mourn his death along with all those who love him.

Please know that we are holding Zachary, Kyle and everyone in the Gordon and Rice families very close to our hearts this week, and that we will include Earl on the prayer list at our next school-wide Mass. We are very sorry for your loss.

~ Kimberly Sanders Spera, Director of Communications, Northwest Catholic High School
March 25, 2014
Paula,Paul,Shelley
So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. What a great guy. I think of Butch and I immediately think of two things...Man's man and one of the most outstanding family men I have ever known. Every conversation seemed to start with a grandchild story. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 25, 2014
Mrs. Gordon, Paul, Shelley,

We are all immensely saddened to hear of Mr. Gordon's recent passing. I have the most wonderful memories growing up on Harvest Lane with your entire family. I will never forget that Mr. Gordon was an important "life" mentor during the early stages of my career, and set an incredible example as a dedicated family man. I will miss him so much, and will forever cherish his tremendous "guy" personality and gentle way with kids. He was the best. Love you all and thinking of you,
March 25, 2014
Paula and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
-Tanis
March 25, 2014
So sorry for your loss Paula and family. I was fortunate to have met Butch through my husband Al who knew Butch going back to grammar school days, a fellow Marine serving in Vietnam and working for him at Manchester Motor Car. Al said he use to go there to work with great people and get to play with his favorite passion, CARS!!! Butch now joins him in God's territory and hope the two of them, along with the other car buffs there, have eternity providing entertainment and joy to all. A big loss for your family as those who got to meet and know him. RIP Butch,now you can play with fellow "gear heads" forever.
March 25, 2014
God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served.Thank YOU for your service,Butch.And Semper Fi. Marine.
March 25, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. We have many great memories of Butch and Dad.
- Barbara Stambo and the Orsini Family
March 25, 2014
Paula and family... Butch will live on forever in your memories. He was a great guy.

Love, Georgia and Chris Hickey
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