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Died peacefully June 13, 2017 in Gaithersburg, MD. He was born October 27, 1919 in Brookline, MA. to the late Frederick W. and Agnes (Horner) Allen. He is survived by sisters Barbara Benton, and Susanna Beetham and brother Frederick. He also leaves children Susan, Robert, Douglas and James, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister Margery Ehlers and his wife of 64 years, Jane (McIntosh) who passed away in 2014.
Growing up in Concord, MA, with memorable family summers spent on North Haven Island, ME., Gordon developed a keen appreciation for the natural world and an ethic of hard work and service to others. He studied Biology at Harvard University, graduating in 1942. After service with the Army Air Force during WWII, he entered Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from which he received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1951. Following his medical studies, he accepted a commission from the US Public Health Service and went to work for the National Institute of Mental Health in New York doing research in human genetics. In 1956 he moved with his family to Bethesda, Maryland, where he continued his work at the National Institute of Health until his retirement in 1983. His family appreciates the attentive care he has received from the staff at Kindley Assisted Living, Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or .

Published in The Washington Post on June 18, 2017
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