Obituary

Gene Gordon

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Gene Gordon, 91, of Lake Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Commonwealth Home Health & Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.

Mr. Gordon was born in Lake Township on Feb. 23, 1922, a son of the late Joseph Lawrence and Ada Viola Traver Gordon.

Gene graduated from Laketon High School in 1940. He retired from Air Products and Chemical, Hanover Township, at the age of 62. Gene was a very family-oriented man and was a very hard worker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, who passed away in 1997; daughter, Shirley Derhammer; brother, Burt Gordon; and five grandchildren.

Gene is survived by children, Bill Gordon and his wife, Autumn, Lake Township; Donna Blansett, Lake Township; Millie Derhammer and her husband, Bill, Lake Township; Janet Walsh and her husband, Dennis, Lake Township; Bette Jayne and her husband, Donny, Auburn Center; Larry Gordon and his wife, Faye, Lovelton; Margie Derhammer and her husband, Bob, Lake Township; Carol Miskiel and her husband, Rick, Martinez, Ga.; and Bobby Gordon and his wife, Deana, Lake Township; brother, Carl "Joe" Gordon, Lake Township; sisters, Betty Darrow, Dallas; Shirley Kibbler, Eaton Township; Ada Kinney, Hunlock Creek; and Joyce Kuhn, Lake Township; 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Joel Stauffer, pastor of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to charity of donor's choice.

Online condolences can be made at www.clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Aug. 8, 2013
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