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GORDON LEE "GORDO" ELSER


1939 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
GORDON LEE "GORDO" ELSER Obituary
Elser, Gordon "Gordo" Lee, 74 years old, born August 12, 1939, passed away on March 31, 2014 as he and his wife, Kathy, were walking their Yorkie, Sampson. Gordon was a sales and marketing executive that began his career in civil engineering and also served as a Sargeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Tank Batallion. Born in Youngstown, OH, he and Kathy were long-time residents of Dana Point, CA. Gordon is preceded in death by brother, Thomas Leonard Elser; parents, Leonard Dale Elser and Kathryn (Wunderlich) Elser; and countless four-legged friends. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Kathy Alls Elser; son, Brent Elser; daughter, Brandy Chetsas (Elser); and adoring grandchildren, Phoebe (14), Abraham (11), and Roman (3). Especially known for his truly legendary sense of humor and compassion, Gordo was an avid animal lover, skateboarder, photographer, world traveler (for both business & fun), surfer and beach volleyball player. A celebration of Gordon's life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 5th at Seaside Villas clubhouse (on Lighthouse Drive [near Del Obispo and Stonehill]) in Dana Point, California. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Gordon's name to his favorite cause: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.


Published in Orange County Register on Apr. 4, 2014
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