Kevin M. Gordon, 60, of Mascoutah, Ill., born May 5, 1955 in East St. Louis, Ill., died
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Kevin dedicated his life to the service of others as a hero in blue serving in law enforcement for 24 years. He was Chief of Police for the Mascoutah Police Department from 1993 through 2005. Kevin served as patrolman and sergeant with the Cahokia Police Department from 1981 until 1993. He proudly spent his retirement as president of the United States section of the International Police Association collaborating worldwide with his many brothers in blue. Kevin was a member of Holy Childhood Church and enjoyed travelling, camping, sitting in his backyard with a campfire, and spending time with his beloved family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Irene A., nee Micheal, Gordon; a nephew, Vince A. Gordon; and loving pets, Ivy, Scotti and Stranger.
Surviving are his wife, Beth, nee Kastner, whom he celebrated 40 years of wedded bliss on Dec. 26; his children, Adam (Erin) Gordon of Belleville, Ill., Todd Gordon of
O'Fallon, Ill., and Sarah Gordon of Mascoutah, Ill.; three grandchildren, Aidan, Elizabeth and Abigail; three sisters, Sandra Gordon of Fargo, N.D., Dolores Gordon of Mascoutah, Ill., Joyce (Joseph) Rogers of Maumee, Ohio; a brother, Kim Gordon of St. Charles, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials in memory of Kevin may be donated to St. Clair County Child Advocacy
Center, 226 W. Main St., Suite 100, Belleville, Ill., 62220 or International Police Association Scholarship Fund at: www.ipa-usa.org/donations. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: mollfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Holy Childhood Church, Mascoutah, Ill.
Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Holy Childhood Church, with Fr. Paul Wienhoff and Msgr. John Myler concelebrating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dupo, Ill.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 27, 2016