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Of Edgewater, MD passed away Monday, November 19, 2012, peacefully after a short illness.
Visitation will be held at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD on Saturday, November 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, November 25 from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11am. Interment will be done later in a private service.
Gordon was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 6, 1934, grew up in Arlington, VA, lived in Meriden, CT, Baltimore, MD and Fairfax, VA. He attended Nellie Custis School, St. Stephen's School, and graduated from George Washington High School, 1950. He continued his education and received a Bachelor's degree in English from Wesleyan University, in Middleton, CT, in 1955.
Gordon married Mary Louise Kramer on September 10, 1955, they were married for 57 years.
Gordon worked as an Insurance Account Executive in Group Employee Health Benefit Plans at CIGNA Insurance Company (formerly Connecticut General Life Insurance Company) in the Baltimore-Washington Office for most of his 42 year career. He was an enthusiastic boater and community volunteer.
Gordon is survived by his wife Mary Lou; his three children J. Mark (Carie) of California; Patricia (David) Swasko of Wisconsin; G. Christopher (Barbara) of Virginia; his grandchildren Justin, Abbey, and Noah; his step grandchildren Bradley and Connor; his brother G. Roger (Karen) of Oregon; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin C. and Elsie B. (Boehme) Hamilton.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations are sent to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 21, 2012
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