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December 27, 2013

William R. (Gordo) Gordon

MEADVILLE — William R. (Gordo) Gordon, 84, of Meadville died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Franklin, a son of Ronald and Josephine Hepner Gordon. He married Patricia First on July 2, 1949, and she survives.

He worked for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (formerly Dad’s Products) for 40 years, retiring in 1993 as director of professional services. He was a 1947 graduate of Cochranton High School and was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville Country Club, Masonic Lodge 408, Erie Consistory, Crawford County Shrine Club and the Zem Zem Shrine Temple Erie. He was a former member of the German Short-haired Pointer Club in Akron, Ohio, and a former National Competition judge. He was an avid golfer and card player and enjoyed fishing, hunting and bowling. In 1949 he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians as a pitcher. In his retirement he and his wife, Patricia, enjoyed spending the winters in Homosassa, Fla., for many years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Patricia, of 64 years, include three daughters, Cynthia Dellamedaglia and her husband, Keith, of Meadville, Cheryl Lawrence and her husband, Joseph, of Saegertown, and Patti Jo Elvin and her husband, Craig, of Harrisburg; two sons, Scott W. Gordon of Meadville, and Gregg W. Gordon and his wife, Allyson, of Meadville; six grandchildren, Joseph Lawrence Jr. and his wife, Kelly, Ellie Amory and her husband, Jason, Lacey Sheets and her husband, Robert, Carly Gordon, Jenna Gordon and Zachary Elvin; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Amory, Maria Amory, Carter Sheets and Lorelei Sheets; a brother, Jake Gordon of Texas; and two nieces, Kim and Robin of Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepmother, Lucille Gordon; two sisters, Pearl Gordon and Sally Miller; a granddaughter, Angela Dellamedaglia; and an aunt, Geraldine Johnston.

Private funeral services will be held at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, with the Rev. Dave Brumagin, Associate Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC of Crawford County, 222 Chestnut Street, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidcolemanfh.com or waidfuneralhome.org.

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