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Gordon J. Nesbitt

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J. Nesbitt

BENNINGTON -- Gordon J. Nesbitt, 90, a former resident of White Creek, N.Y. died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at the Crescent Manor Nursing Home where he had been a resident for several years. He was the widower of Marian (Dressler) Nesbitt, whom he lovingly cared for prior to her death in 1988.

Born Nov. 8, 1913 in North Hoosick, N.Y., he was the son of Otto J. and Charlotte (Hassell) Nesbitt. He graduated from Hoosick Falls High School, class of 1933. He attended RPI in Troy, N.Y. and received a certificate in paper making. He worked for several years at the Walloomsac Paper Mill. He then sold Prudential Insurance.

In 1949 Gordon and Marian bought The Hedges Lake Cottages and Pavilion. The Pavilion was known far and wide for its wonderful “Lake Dances.” There were sometimes as many as 1,000 young people in attendance! It was also a place for roller skating and other summer fun. The business was sold in 1979.

He was very active in the Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star. He held a dual membership in the Van Rensselaer Lodge #400 in Hoosick Falls and the Cambridge-Salem Lodge #481 in Cambridge, N.Y. As a member of OES Chapter #570, he was a past district grand lecturer.

He was a former member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge.

Gordon spent many mornings at the Cambridge Diner with his “Koffee Kluch” friends. He enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid reader. He is survived by a daughter, Maryanne Nesbitt of White Creek; a son, Thomas D. Nesbitt, of Waterbury Center, Vt.; two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.

There will be a Masonic service at 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Baker will conduct a memorial service.

Burial of Gordon’s ashes will be in the spring at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge.

Gordon requested memorial donations be made to: Cambridge-Salem Lodge #481, P.O. Box 419, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 27, 2003
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