Stuart D. Gordon
1947 - 2021
Stuart D. Gordon, 73, of Highwood, IL, passed away at home on March 24, 2021, after battling bone cancers for the past year. True to his nature, he never stopped fighting. Stuart was born August 11, 1947 in Chicago. He went to University of Wisconsin and then University of Illinois for law school. A driven attorney for almost 50 years, he shone bright in the courtroom. Stuart shared in many hobbies with his wife and partner in crime, Jill. Together they raised their children, Brad and Amanda. Stuart was a true family man and could be found on the sidelines of every game, concert, and competition with his camera in hand. In his most recent role as grandfather to Spencer, he took advantage of endless photography opportunities, as well. Stuart was a lifelong hockey player, seasoned sailor, adventurous motorcyclist, and curious traveler. A true people person, Stuart maintained close friendships from high school and college and made many more, including harbor friends. Stuart is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Jill Gordon; children, Brad Gordon and Amanda (Evan) Schachtel; grandson, Spencer Schachtel; siblings, Barbara (Jim) Hanig, Nancy Liberman, and Louis (Jennie) Gordon; many nieces and nephews; furry family members; and many great friends. Stuart is preceded in death by: his mother, Shirley (James) Gordon; uncle, "Budd" (JoAnn) Grossman; aunt, "Honey" (Irving) Wenger; and mother-in-law, "Joy" Server. A harbor side celebration of Stuart's life will be arranged this summer due to Covid 19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to support the Leukemia Program at the University of Chicago Medicine

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 4, 2021.
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Stuart and I shared an office in the State's Attorney's Office for several years. He was terrific to work with and was a warm and caring human being. We became good friends and kept in touch over the years, although sadly less so over the last few years. Those who knew Stuart have many warm memories of him. My condolences to Jill and his family.
John Dienner
April 7, 2021
I met Stuart when I was a freshman at Wisconsin, when I pledged Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. It's an interesting thing in life how people gravitate to others in friendship, but not to all others equally. Stuart became one of my best friends. It meant much to me that Stuart and Jill were able to attend my daughter's wedding just over a year ago. Perhaps the best thing I can say is that I do not know anyone who disliked Stuart. Jill, Brad, Amanda, may his memory be for a blessing to you, and may you be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Gary Sack
April 2, 2021