William Gordon Macturk
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AGE: 79 • Middletown
William Gordon Macturk, age 79, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Gordon was born in Salem, NJ, son of the late Ronald B. and Ella S. Macturk. He grew up in Claymont, DE where he graduated from Claymont High School. He attended the University of Delaware and graduated from Goldey Beacom College. He started his career with Congoleum Corporation in 1955 at the Trenton, NJ plant before being transferred to the Marcus Hook, PA location in 1988. He retired from Congoleum after 44 years of employment in June of 1999. Gordon was very involved with his children's education and activities. He held the office of President for many years in both the PTA and Band Booster organizations. Throughout his lifetime, Gordon was an active member at several United Methodist churches: Greenwood Avenue in Trenton, NJ; St Marks in Hamilton Township, NJ; Aldersgate in Wilmington, DE; and most recently Elkton United Methodist in Elkton, MD. Gordon sang in the choir in each of these churches. Music was an important part of his life. After retirement, Gordon enjoyed the part time job he held for several years driving a van for the children of the St Anne's Episcopal school. Gordon enjoyed spending holidays and special occasions with his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Gordon also enjoyed spending time caring for his gardens and his yard.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Myrna (Rouze) Macturk of Middletown, DE; his four children: Bill (Wendy) of Lumberton, NJ; Pam Politza (Ted) of Middletown, DE; Linda Slotwinski (Mike) of Claymont, DE; and Mark of Wilmington, DE; four grandchildren: Elizabeth, Brittney, Ashley and Michael; one brother: Norman (Aileen) of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ronald (Susan) of Wilmington, DE and Ed of Claymont, DE.
Services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921. Visitation will be from 1:30-3:00 pm prior to the service.
Burial will be the following morning, Monday, 10 am, February 24, 2014, at Townsend Cemetery, Caldwell Corner Rd, Townsend, DE 19734.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the "Music Department" of Elkton United Methodist Church. 219 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921. Online condolences can be sent at www.daniels-hutchison.com
Published in The News Journal from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2014