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Gordon Brockway

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Gordon W. Brockway

WORCESTER - Gordon Warner Brockway, Sr., of Worcester, passed away in the presence of his loving family on August 2, 2018.

He was born in 1927 in Boston to Gladys and Warner Brockway of Michigan, attended school in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, and graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. A 1949 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, Gordon served on active duty, achieving the rank of Commander. He kept close touch with his Coast Guard friends.

As a civilian he enjoyed a career at Norton Company, which included several years as an engineer at the plant in Puebla, Mexico. He retired as Quality Control Manager of the Worcester operations after almost 30 years of service.

Gordon is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 59 years, and their three children. Gordon Brockway, Jr., his wife Leslie, and their sons Daniel and Thomas of Concord, MA; Laura Brockway of Charlestown, MA; and Robert Brockway, his wife Colleen, and their son Robert of Bedford NH. He is survived also by his brother Robert Brockway and his family of CO, and in-laws Donald Morrison and family of PA.

Gordon was an art, music and history buff, a great reader, and a loyal Red Sox and Patriots fan. He and Eleanor enjoyed traveling and in retirement, volunteered as docents at the Worcester Art museum. He loved to listen to classical music. Sadly, this pleasure was denied by his progressive loss of hearing in his later years. Gordon enjoyed membership in many organizations such as the Bohemian Club, Foreign Relations, and Torch Club. He maintained his good humor, love of life and family to his last days. He will be sadly missed.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, at First Baptist Church, 111 Park Ave., Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Music Worcester, 319 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2018
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