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Robert Bruce (Bob) Gordon

Posted 2009-02-15 by Pat Wilson
GORDON, Robert Bruce "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Bruce Gordon, 69, of Chandler, Arizona returned to God on September 10, 2003.

He and his wife, Nancy, were vacationing in Dayton, Ohio, and attending a reunion of the Air Force OCS Class of 1959. Robert retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 after serving our nation for over twenty years and in two wars. Robert received numerous decorations through his military career including the Bronze Star, EOD Badge, and Master Instructor Badge. Robert returned to school after retiring from the Air Force and majored in accounting. He later started his own income tax and accounting service and became an enrolled agent.

Robert was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Mesa and served as Chairman of the Financial Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Administrative Counsel at the time of his death.

Despite (or because of) his years of military service he was a peace-loving man who always sought peaceful resolutions to matters great and small. His wife Nancy and his children Robert C. Gordon, James B. Gordon, Lisa M. Leach, Faith A. Herbert and Lynn A. CIine, and his wife's son David Woolard survive him. Also, five grandchildren: Jason and Matthew Leach, Elisha Scholz, and Alain and Jordan Cline.

Robert's beloved dog Duke preceded him in death.

Visitation was at the First United Methodist Church, 15 East 1st Avenue. Funeral services and the celebration of his life followed. A reception followed at the church.

Either flowers or donations to the church are welcome. Meldrum Mortuary, Mesa funeral directors.

Published in the Arizona Republic on 9/14/2003.

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