ARTHUR E. GORDON
During World War II, he entered the Navy and fought in every theatre of the war. He also attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston while in the service, and was discharged in 1946. He married the former Eleanor White on October 18, 1947, whom Art called a great wife and best friend. After the war, he worked in the Pratt & Whitney Experimental Department in East Hartford, CT and earned a state machinist's diploma. After returning to Newport, Art was a foreman and later superintendent of Fay-Scott Machine Manufacturing in Dexter, retiring in 1984.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed football and basketball in school. As a boxer, he was the recipient of the Golden Gloves in Bangor, and was the armed forces welter weight champ in 1943. He will also be remembered as an accomplished golfer. He was a member of Meridian Splendor Masonic Lodge, Stevens Royal Arch Chapter, and the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, and step-son, Robert Dickey, both of Palm Bay, FL; he is survived by 3 sisters, Florence Rhoda of Parsonsfield, Eunice Fraser of Bath, and Ruth Dodd of Midland, TX; a brother, Virgil Gordon of Houston, TX; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Bruce Gordon, who died in 1996.
Graveside committal services will be held 10 AM Friday, May 28th, at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of one's choice. (Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401).
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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