Beverly A. (McAlpine) Gordon (1939 - 2012)

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Beverly A. Gordon, 72, of Pearl Street, passed away Friday (Aug. 17, 2012) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
Born Oct. 3, 1939, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of the late Ross H. and Alice Barto McAlpine. On Sept. 23, 1958, in Roulette, she married James D. "Slim" Gordon, who survives. They were married 53 years.
Mrs. Gordon was a long-time resident of the area and graduated from Port Allegany High School, Class of 1956.
She had been employed by Ethan Allen Furniture Co. of Eldred, and was a self-employed housekeeper for many years.
She was a member of the Port Allegany Senior Center and the 50 Plus Club, Allegheny Mountain Engine & Implement Association, Port Allegany; and she was an avid bingo player, camper and traveler.
In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by two sons, Michael J. (Linda) Gordon and John W. Gordon, both of Port Allegany; a daughter, Julie A. Bond of Lone Jack, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian J. Bee; and a sister, Marjorie Hawver.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the S.W. Smith Library or the Port Area Ambulance Service.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
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Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
(814) 642-2363
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Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27, 2012
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