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Gordon Melville Gumpertz


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Gordon Melville Gumpertz Obituary
March 21, 1920 - November 8, 2017 Gordon Melville Gumpertz, age 97, of Palm Desert, and previously of Marina del Rey, died Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was born March 21, 1920, in El Cajon, California, to William and Blanche Gumpertz. Gordon was the President of Gumpertz Bentley Fried Advertising Agency in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. Once retired, he began writing novels and published 4 books: Tsunami, Red Hot Sky, Life's Blood, and Glory Zone. An active member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, he enjoyed researching his books and traveling the world. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jenny Terrell Gumpertz; along with two children: David and his wife Jennifer Gumpertz of Running Springs, California, and Suzanne Gumpertz of Costa Mesa; 2 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kaitlyn Gumpertz; brother Robert Gumpertz of Mill Valley; and many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services for Gordon will be held at 10:30am, Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Desert Memorial Park 31705 Da Vall Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234 with Rabbi David Lazar officiating. Friends and family are also invited to visit with the family at home following the service, from 11:30 - 2:30.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2017
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