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William A. Jordan



William A. Jordan

1925 2013 PITTSFIELD William A Jordan, 88, of Broadway Street, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center on Thursday, October 17, 2013. He was born in Pittsfield on July 21, 1925, son of William A. and Lena Nadon Jordan. He attended Tucker School and graduated from Pittsfield High School. After high school,he served in the Marine Corps, 5th Marine Division, 28th Regiment, in World War II from 1943 to 1946, participating in the Battle of Iwo Jimo. The 28th Regiment raised the American flag on Mt Suribachi in 1945. When asked later if he had participated in raising the flag, he wrote that he had "just watched it go up from a fox hole". He also served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. Following the war, he made his career at GE in Pittsfield as a Powerplant 3rd Class Engineer, retiring in 1988. Mr. Jordan attended the St Helenas Episcopal Church in Lenox and later the St Lukes Episcopal Church, Lanesboro. Mr. Jordan was a member, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree, of the Occidental Lodge of Masons, Stockbridge, the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield, the Berkshire County Underwater Scuba & Rescue Team, the Lenox Volunteer Fire Department, the GE Quarter Century Club, the Marine Veterans of World war II at Iwo Jimo and the Marine Veterans of the Korean War. He was also Honorary Magistrate of Tombstone, Ariz.. He was formerly married to Theresa Wojtkowski, now living in Stuart, Fla. He is survived by step son, Robert Hunt; sons Michael Jordan, of Stuart, Fla., Jeffrey Jordan, of Hancock, Phillip Jordan, of Pittsfield; daughters, Cynthia Trahan, of Rocky Hill, Conn., Vanessa Jordan, of Pittsfield; and a sister, Dorothy Clark, of Englewood, Fla. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for William A 'Bill' Jordan will be held at WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, Pittsfield, Mass., at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 23. Burial will follow in New Ashford Village Cemetery, New Ashford, Mass., with Military Honors. Family visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Wellington Funeral Home, 220 East Street, Pittsfield, Mass. is in charge of arrangements.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 22, 2013
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