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James Edward Gordon


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James Edward Gordon Obituary
February 21, 1925 - January 5, 2018 Known to friends and family as "Jim," "Dad," "Pop" and "Great Grand Pop," passed away January 5, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Ca. His wife of 70 years, Alice, and family were by his side. Jim was 92. A third generation Californian, Jim was born in Oakland, to James and Winifred Gordon. After graduating from Oakland Technical High School, Jim enlisted in the US Navy. He received a commission as Lieutenant James Gordon in the US Naval Reserve before going on inactive duty. Fresh out of the Navy Jim took a position with Pacific Telephone and worked his way up through the executive ranks of both AT&T and later Pacific Telephone, retiring as the Vice President of Business Marketing. Jim served on the board of directors for many organizations: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Blue Cross of Southern California. After retiring from Pacific Telephone Jim and Alice bought an orange grove in Ojai, Ca. Jim called himself a "gentleman farmer," with Sunkist Growers for 18 years. In 2000 Jim and Alice moved to Thousand Oaks, Ca. He had a love for sailing and also seeing the USA from his motor coach. Jim loved college football, KFC, and martinis. He's survived by his wife, Alice, half sister, Diane, daughters, Susan and Karen, their families. Services February 21st, 11 am at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 30 to Feb. 18, 2018
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