2011-04-07 / Obituaries

Howard R. Gordon

Mercersburg, 71

Howard R. Gordon, 71, Mercersburg, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1939, in Little Cove, Pa., to Frank and Gertrude (Hull) Gordon. He was married to Wilma Seiders Gordon on January 3, 1969.

He had worked in construction and owned and operated Gordon’s Septic Tank Cleaning until his retirement. He enjoyed training and owning racing horses, hunting and car racing.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Seiders Gordon, and his seven children: Howard Gordon Jr. of Greencastle; Brian Gordon of Mercersburg; Fern Souders, Marilyn Atkins, Connie Seville, Medina Souders and Maureen Gordon, all of McConnellsburg; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren Spencer, Cree, Taylor and Chase. He is survived by two brothers: Harold and William Gordon, and three sisters: Frances, Shirley and Betty.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Leonard, Paul, Calvin and George Gordon; and one sister, Ruth.

It was his wish that there be no services. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave, Chambersburg, Pa., handled the arrangements.

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