Walter C. Gordon Jr.
Walter C. Gordon Jr. (Junior), 93, of Waldo, passed away after a sudden, unexpected illness on Feb. 18, 2014, at Ross Manor in Bangor. Walter was born in Belfast, Maine July 13, 1920 to Walter C. and Bernice (Merry) Gordon.
Walter accomplished many things in his life, one being serving his country in the U.S. Army. Walter was a World War II Veteran and a Bronze Star recipient. He was a hard working individual who through the years worked at the Docks in Searsport, Viking Lumber, Sprague’s Coal Company, Brooks Fertilizer, and he was a poultry farmer for Maplewood. He loved gold mining, hunting, fishing, camping and his collection of fruit trees as well as his gardens.
Walter was predeceased by his mother and father, as well as a sister, Marie Russell. He is survived by his brother, Elton and Kay Gordon, a sister Carleen Hall, and a sister Norma Duplise, all who reside in Maine. He also leaves behind his 30-year companion, Marie Marshall of Waldo; the mother of his children, Ellen Gordon Porter of Belfast; his children, Arthur Gordon, Richard and Angela (Belden) Gordon, and Robert and Heidi (Harvey) Gordon. all of whom reside in Maine; grandchildren, Melissa Price of Dover, N.H., and Chad Curtis, Robert Gordon II, Adam Gordon and Brock Gordon, all of whom reside in Maine; several beloved great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. He will be dearly be missed by all his family and friends and many acquaintances he has made throughout his 93 years.
A graveside service will be announced this spring. We would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses of Ross Manor, Williams Wing, for the special care that they showed Walter in his last days. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com.