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 giving.uchicago.edu/stuart-gordon.
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 4, 2021.