March 2, 1935 ~ October 28, 2013
Gordon died at home at the age of 78 after a brave battle with bladder cancer. He was born in Oceanside, CA and graduated from University High School in West Los Angeles in 1953. While in the U.S. Army, he trained as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in Alaska. His career began at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA, and he went on to become an electronics engineer with McDonnell Douglas. After 35 years, Gordon took an early retirement and moved to Newcastle, WA, where he was hired as a systems analyst at Boeing. In 2002 Gordon and his wife, Marilyn, built their home in Port Ludlow, where he developed Olympic Ridge Wireless, an internet service provider business.
A memorial service and reception to celebrate Gordon's life will be held Sunday, November 10 at Poulsbo Yacht Club. For more information see the online memorial at gordonjdickson.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2013