David Warren Gordon
March 23, 1955 - April 11, 2010
A Zone of Love Around Him
David Warren Gordon was my brother. He died on Sunday morning, April 11, 2010 at his home in Everett, Washington, attended by his loving wife, Mary Gordon, his sister, Karen Gordon, and his sons, Sean and Jonah.
David created a zone of love around him. He had always wanted a family of his own, and he spoke to me of the magic that surrounded his union with Mary, and the good things that seemed to magically happen for them. His sons are definitely a major part of that magic. David was so very proud of both Sean and Jonah, recognizing not only their achievements in school and the arts, but also their beautiful hearts and personalities.
David was the consummate host, always asking people’s names and welcoming them into his life, even in his last weeks, whether at the hospital, rehab center, or in his own home. He touched the lives of his co-workers at Comcast with his “song of the day”, his good humor, and his incredible work ethic. He was truly well-loved.
David was a fine guitarist, composer, artist, and comic wit. During his years at Evergreen State College in Olympia he dee jayed at the radio station, KAOS, creating the popular show, “The Possibilities are Endless”. He performed across the state in Chautauqua, and was an originating member of “The Travelling Radio Show”.
David attended Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois (his birth town) and was heavily involved in the drama scene, both the theatrical onstage type and the political drama of the early 1970’s.
In addition to his wife, sons, and sister, David will be dearly missed by his parents, Gerald Gordon of Skokie, IL, and Joan Gordon of Minneapolis, MN. Many friends, extended family, and co-workers have been deeply affected by his passing.
David requested that we have a party for him, and we will honor him and share our love for him on Sunday, May 23rd, at the home of his sister-in-law, Susan. Please contact Karen Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to RSVP.
A memorial fund has been established to benefit David's family. Please donate through David Gordon Memorial Fund. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
If music be the food of love, play on
Artists that David loved: John Lennon, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Diamond, Ricki Lee Jones, Pete Seeger, etc.
Songs: Yesterday, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Father and Son, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Forever In Blue Jeans, Peace Train, Imagine, etc.
Illusions - The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
by Richard Bach
Mary said this was a favorite book of David's.
"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet, than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
"Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."