Richard Wayne "Dick" Gordon

ORRINGTON - Richard "Dick" Wayne Gordon, 67, passed away Nov. 8, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 20, 1946, in Bangor the son of Lewis E. and Muriel (Vanidestine) Gordon.

Dick served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had a lifelong love for trains and automobiles. Dick worked in the automobile parts industry all of his life, and especially Volkswagen. He worked for Pine State Volkswagen, Triplett Motors, Ellsworth Autohaus, and Darlings Ford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janette (Severance) Gordon of Orrington; children, Richard Gordon Jr. and wife, Leisha, of Hermon, Lewis Gordon and wife, Elizabeth, of Mount Desert, and Gail Willey and husband, Paul, of Columbia; sisters, Judy Brosmer and significant other, Jon Canfield, of Bangor, and Brenda Davis of Weeki Wache, Fla.; grandchildren, Lacy Gordon of Pleasant Point, and Joseph Gordon of Hermon. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by a sister, Jeri Pelletier and her husband, Terry.

Graveside funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Marston Cemetery, Orrington. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Disabled American veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. A service of Brookings-Smith. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 9, 2013