Gordon L. Jeppesen
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Gordon L. Jeppesen

Gordon L. Jeppesen, 90, passed away Dec. 24, 2003, at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio, after suffering a major stroke.

He was born in Chi cago, Ill., on Dec. 5, 1913. He was a University of Illinois graduate, receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from that school. He retired as department manager from Goodyear Aerospace with 38 years of service. Mr. Jeppesen was in the Order of Merlin- Excalibur, was an amateur magician and a charter member of Akron Ring 161 of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Magicians. He performed in many shows and participated in Project Magic, teaching magic to special-needs children, also entertaining dialysis patients with close-up magic at Akron City Hospital. He was honored as Magician of the Year many times and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Magic trophy. Mr. Jeppesen was a Professional Engineer and Sur veyor and a member of the Lighter Than Air Society, and listed in "Who's Who in Engi neering."

He was predeceased by his twin brother, Norman L., and parents, Olga and Gunni Jeppe sen. Gordon leaves his niece, Karen L. Sinkway (James M.) of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; nephew, Bruce G. Jeppesen (Elizabeth) of Jefferson, Ohio; three grand-nieces, Emily Anne and Sara Vivian Jeppesen, and Rebecca Kathleen Sinkway; sister-in-law, Sue Jeppesen Gillman of Akron; cousin, Jean Hickey of New Ca naan, Conn., and her sons, Kevin, Owen, Robert, Brian, and Stephen; and several cousins in Denmark.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. MONDAY at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 130 Broad Blvd., with the Rev. Kirk Bruce officiating. Private inurnment at Chestnut Hill Me morial Park. (Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 330-867-4141.)

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Dec. 27, 2003.
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January 5, 2004
What I remember most about Gordon is his smile and laugh. It was extremely honest and sincere. Anyone who knew him valued his friendship and appreciation for life!
Larry Durian
December 29, 2003
To the Family of Gordon,

I worked many years at GAC for Gorden and would like to express my appreciation of him to his relatives. He was a very thoughtfull man and helped me greatly during the time I worked for him. May God bless him and all his family.

Jim Burbick
James Burbick
December 29, 2003
We are so fortunate to have known Gordon. He truly had magic in his heart and shared his magic with many people. He was a kind and fine gentleman to all he met. We'll remember the magic twinkle in his eye as he performed for us. Thank you for your magic.
Bob and Carolyn Rees
December 27, 2003
Thanks for the example you set for the rest of us.
Ring 161, The IBM, and Magic in general will forever be in your debt.
I was honored to perform with you.
You will be fondly remembered and missed.
Robert Marquis
December 27, 2003
I feel very lucky to have known Gordon and to have been his friend. He was instrumental in nuturing my interest in magic way back some twenty years ago. His knowledge of magic and his kind spirit made him a fine example for all of us young magicians to follow. He will be sorely missed, not only by his family, but also by the whole community of his fellow magicians.
Marvin Leventhal
December 27, 2003
Friend Kierstead
December 27, 2003
Ed and Ruth Smith
December 27, 2003
Gordon was very well respected and loved by me for all the great things he had done for me and his community. I do not think I could ever repay him for his heart that he shared. He would also be proud they spelled his name correct. Best wish to his friends and family.
Michael Oddo
December 27, 2003
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Billow Funeral Homes
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