Dr. Herbert Victor Jordan Jr.

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CAMP HILL Dr. Herb Jordan, Jr., longtime Camp Hill resident and Harrisburg area physician, passed away on February 12 at the age of 92. Dr. Jordan was born November 20, 1921, in Philadelphia to Herb and Clara (Ehret) Jordan. At a young age, he moved with his parents to Hanover, where his grandfather, father and uncle founded the Hanover Hardware, Co. He graduated from Eichelberger High School in 1939 and Bucknell University in 1943, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and their intercollegiate boxing team. In 1946, Dr. Jordan earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, under the Army Specialized Training Program. After completing his internship at Harrisburg General Hospital in 1947, he served two years as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps stationed at Fort McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands. Dr. Jordan returned to Harrisburg Hospital and completed residencies in surgery and OB/GYN. He was board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He held academic appointments at several institutions including Hahnemann Hospital, Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing, and Medical College of Penn State University, Hershey. Dr. Jordan was a past President of Harrisburg Hospital Medical Staff and the Central PA Academy of Medicine and past Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at Harrisburg Hospital. He practiced for many years with Jordan, McCall and Associates and was later a consulting physician at E.G. Frederick Health Center in Millersburg. Dr. Jordan was a member of the AMA and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Herb is survived by his loving wife of 62 year, Lauretta (Sweigart); son, Herb III and his wife Shelia, and son, Bob of Hanover; daughter, Laurie of Portland, Oregon, and daughter, Jan Hoffner and her husband Glenn of Halifax. His six grandchildren, Natalie Sutcliffe, Casey Jordan, Nicholas Jordan, Zackary Jordan, Grant Hoffner and Rebekah Hoffner and five great-grandchildren brought him great joy. Herb was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill and the West Shore Country Club. He was also a member of the West Shore Elks. Herb enjoyed traveling, visiting many countries around the world. He also enjoyed skiing, tennis, and games of ice hockey with his children and their friends. He especially enjoyed his time at his family cottage along the banks of the Conewago Creek in Dick's Dam. There he and Lauretta hosted many memorable gatherings for family and friends. He also enjoyed summers on the Jersey shore. There his family spent cherished time with their lifelong friends. He had a special gift of connecting with people from all walks of life, once he met you, he would never forget that friendship. He will be sadly missed by all. Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. from Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill. Viewing will be Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church library. Internment with be at Rolling Green Cemetery. Myers Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Home Service Program, Pa Elks Major Projects, Inc., P.O. Box 1255, Somerset, Pa 15501 (In memo line: West Shore Elks Lodge). Online condolences will be received at myers-harner.com.
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Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 18, 2014
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