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Wilfred Gordon

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Gordon, Wilfred
Wilfred Gordon (Wil) 89 beloved husband, father and grandfather and friend passed away on: Wil was born in St Paul Minnesota in 1927. Wil's family moved to Arizona around 1948. In 1954 he married is beloved wife of 63 years Arlene. He attended the University of Minnesota before moving to Arizona where he attended Arizona College (now ASU) and graduated with a degree in Marketing. In 1948 Wil's father Morris opened Gordon's food Market. The store was a family affair and was run by Morris, Wil and his brother Sherman. Gordons Food Market which was located at 3rd Ave. and Roosevelt in Phoenix and closed in late 1984 due to redevelopment of the downtown area. Wil had been very active in the Arizona Grocery industry He served as President of the Retail Grocers Association of Arizona in 1971. He was named Retail Grocer of the year in 1982 along with countless other honors and awards over the years. After the Store was closed Wil formed Paradise Food Brokers in 1986 and had exclusive distribution in the state of Arizona of Crown Prince Canned Sea Food. His record of excellence continued in his new career with several Broker of the Year awards. Finally retiring in 2003. In 2005 Wil and Arlene retired to Dewey, AZ. Wil is preceded in death by his parents Morris and Pauline Gordon, his brother Sherman and his two sisters Sophie and Bernice. He is survived by his wife Arlene, three children Craig Gordon, Teri Lowrie (Gary), Todd Gordon, and his granddaughter Tallulah Gordon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Wil's name to a .
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 7, 2016
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