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JORDAN, Ronald J. Ronald J. Jordan, 76, of Newington and formerly of Hobe Sound, FL, died on Tuesday, (June 15, 2010), at Hartford Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Kopczewski) Jordan. Born in Hartford on November 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Michael J. and Marjorie (Hess) Jordan. Ron attended St. Augustine School, Buckley High School and Hillyer College. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1955. In 1992 he retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (United Technology) as a general foreman after 31 years of service. After his retirement, he worked as a consultant for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Ron was active in Newington sports, coaching Newington Little League, managing Caval, and Newington Midget Football. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, UConn Basketball and NY Giants. Ron was a member of the Newington Knights of Columbus Council No. 3884, the Polish American Club, Newington, and a former member of the Lost Lake Golf Club, Hobe Sound, FL. He was also a member of St. Mary's Church, Newington. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he leaves his children, Michael and Lise Jordan of Port St. Lucie, FL, Kathy and Kris DeGrandi of Broad Brook, Patty and Dominick Palmisano of Southington; his stepchildren, Susan and Eddie Gibbon, and Michael and Anna Kubish all of Newington; grandchildren, Jennifer Martocci and her husband Tony, Christopher DeGrandi, Nick and Jordan Palmisano, E.J. Gibbon, Stephanie Kubish, and Kevin and Kris Sweeney. He also leaves his sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Barry Bermingham of Hampton, NH, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Barbara and Steve Arre of Newington; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Janet Deschene Jordan. His funeral service will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment with military honors will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Relatives and friends are invited to call TODAY (Thursday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, 626 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111. To share a memory with his family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant from June 16 to June 17, 2010
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