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.