Gordon J. Gordy Ochs

Seattle, Washington

1942 - 2018


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Gordon J. 'Gordy' OchsAugust 4, 1942 - December 22, 2018Gordy passed away peacefully a few days before Christmas. A retired Seattle Firefighter, motocross aficionado and guy-who-could-do-almost anything, Gordy leaves behind an adrenalin-filled legacy of how to live life to its fullest.Gordy was...

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Gordy will be missed by a lot of people. Particularly in the motorcycle racing fraternity. I'm really glad to have been able to spend time and visit with him at our recent U-Honda reunion breakfast. A great guy, and super fast. He persevered through a lot of health issues in later years and showed just what a competitor he was. My condolences to his family, he will be missed.

I will forever miss my friend and story teller. you can read his racing interview on my website under racer interviews at soloshawn.com. Were all planning lunch together in September with Terry Saxlund and Chuck Akin, but I was sick. My best wishes to Tina

Im so sorry to learn about Gordy. The write-up was a beautiful reflection of a life well lived, buoyed by constant and loving support. Please accept my deep sympathy.

I worked a part time construction job with Gordy in the late 1970's. Good times with him and his SFD friends. Worked with his son Jim at Renton FD, fast forward to the late 1990's we ran into him snowmobiling in West Yellowstone, Montana after his transplant.Yes, he made the most of his life. My condolences to his family, especially to his son Jimmy.Bob DeinesTucson, Az

Watched Gordy race in the Pros and raced against him in the Old Timers. Called him Junior because i was one day older. We became friends and over the last 10 years, enjoyed catching up with him at the Chelan with Terry and Steve Saxlund. He was a warrior, a great rider and competitor. He will be missed.

Gordy Was a good 50 year Friend Who lived his life like a motorcycle race , he hated losing, he had to win at everything he did.
Our condolences to you Tina, you are such a wonderful strong person and our condolences to all the family. Terry and Jeri Saxlund

Gordy was a family friend since the sixties, he raced a Bultaco motorcycle for University Honda where I first meet him and was not only an excellent Flat Track Racer he seemed to enjoy Motocross more. The list of accomplishments in this field are many and was the guy to beat in the Northwest even though he was a late entry into the sport at his age he was racing men several years younger and beating them. Gregg Hightman's main goal was to beat Ochs every weekend at the track. Gordy was a...

Tina , so sorry to learn about Gordys passing...

Gordon was a very close friend. We had several classes together. He was a wonderful person and lived life to the fullest. Ever after his heart transplant. He was a great father to his daughter Terri. He was a brave person! One of a kind.