Frank "Jim" Gordon, 97, longtime resident of Littleton, passed away on July 20th, 2021 at the Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley, after a valiant fight against cancer. Jim was born in Waltham on May 16, 1924 to Frank and Ella Gordon. Jim was predeceased by his wife Gwendolyn Campbell Gordon and his son Scott. Jim is survived by his daughter Jill "Holly" and her husband Jim Calder; three beloved grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Akari, Katherine Calder Mitchell and her husband Michael Mitchell and Michael Patrick Calder. He derived great joy from his two great grandchildren: Karin (age five) and Senan (age two). Jim served in World War II with the 303rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division. He developed a fascination for aircraft as a liaison pilot. He crossed Europe through France and Germany and helped liberate a concentration camp. He later served in the Pacific Theater of War and was part of the occupation of Japan. Jim was a safety engineer. He enjoyed traveling to many clients and identifying and solving safety problems. Jim had a great passion for wolves and supported several wolf rescue organizations. He loved to laugh and played many pranks on beloved family and friends. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim for a period of visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on July 23rd in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 24th in the Littleton Congregational Church, UCC, 330 King Street, Littleton. Interment with US Army honors will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Road, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Jim's name can be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA. 02215 or Shriners Hospital for Children
, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA. 02114. Arrangements are under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or to offer a condolence, please visit: www.badgerfuneral.com
Published by Eagle-Independent from Jul. 22 to Jul. 29, 2021.