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Earl Singleton Gordon passed away June 21, 2013 in the presence of his family at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. He was 82 years old.
Born in Fall River, MA, Earl was the only child of the late Leo Gordon and the late Annie Singleton Gordon. Earl was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the Marine Corps, then graduating from college at the University of Massachusetts, and the Institute of Textile Technology (UVA) with a master's degree. He began his 36 year career with the DuPont Company in 1956, living and working in Wilmington, Chattanooga, TN, Waynesboro, VA, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Geneva, Switzerland. After retiring in 1992, Earl continued consulting in the textile industry for several years. He then turned his efforts to wood working, helping his children build decks, sheds, finishing basements, and salmon fishing in British Columbia, Canada. Earl also volunteered with SCORE (service corps of retired executives) and most recently enjoyed participating in the wood shed and audiovisual clubs at Jenner's Pond.
His myriad of interests from aviation to carpentry to business (to name only a few) allowed him to talk with anyone on most any topic and make fast friends while doing so. He was a generous and loving father, and beloved husband. We will miss his sage advice and loving company.
He is survived by his life-long companion and wife of 62 years, Norma Ashton Gordon, having met in junior high school. In addition, he leaves behind three sons and daughters-in-law: Steven Earl Gordon (Laurie) of Newtown CT, Scott Gordon (Patricia) of Nashua NH, and Eric Gordon (Lois) of Scottsdale AZ, seven grandchildren: Gregory, Zachary, Alicia, Emily, Bethany, Christina, Ian, and two great-grandchildren, Quinn and Ryan.
His family appreciates the well wishes and support of his friends and suggest in lieu of flowers to the Jenner's Pond Benevolent Fund, 2000 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove PA 19390 -or- Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Services will be private.
of MATTHEW GENEREUX
Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Published in The News Journal on June 23, 2013