2012-02-09 / Obituaries

William L. Gordon

Chambersburg, 85

William Lloyd Gordon, 85, also known as “Pussyfoot” and “ Pap” to many, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in The Falling Spring Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

He lived in Mercersburg for most of his life.

Born in Reidsville, Md., on August 15, 1926, he was the son of the late Lloyd S. and Bessie V. (Hull) Gordon.

He was married for 42 years to the late Martha Jane (McDonald) Gordon, until her death Feb. 2, 1998.

He worked as a carpenter most of his life.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going for rides, cooking and family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim W. Higgins, wife of Paul, Mercersburg; two sons: Reed S. Gordon Sr., husband of Sue, Mercersburg, and Scott Gordon, husband of Karen, Harrisonville; 10 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son: Phillip L. Gordon, who died Decem- ber 31, 2005, and two brothers: Joseph and Wilbur Gordon.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 3, 2012, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852 or the American Heart Association: 417 Phoenix Drive Suite A. Chambersburg, PA 17201, or a donation to help defray funeral expenses may be sent to the funeral home.

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