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Palmer - Gordon E. Loux, age 89, through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ in whom he trusted (John 3:16), entered His presence on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
He was born in Palmer on March 24, 1923, son of the late George B. and Lucy (Thresher) Loux. Gordon was a graduate of Palmer High School. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the European campaign. Gordon was a recipient of the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He was a master carpenter after the war and built many homes and two churches in the area. Gordon retired from his position of lab analyst for the Monsanto Chemical Co. in 1986. He was a member of Christ Community Church in Belchertown.
Gordon is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Dorothy (Manley) Loux; his son Daniel Gordon Loux of Cummington; two daughters, Marcia Frutuozo of High Point, N.C., and Tricia Apenburg of Palmer; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Steven in 1951, grandson Matthew in 2000, and three older siblings, Donald, Harold and Elisabeth (Betty).
Funeral services for Gordon will be Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 1255 Federal St., Belchertown. Private interment will take place in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Palmer. Cebula Funeral Home of Ware has been entrusted with Gordon's final arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Baystate Hospice, 50 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01105, or to the Building Fund for Christ Community Church, 1255 Federal St., Belchertown, MA 01007.
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 31, 2012