MACHIAS - Donald J. Jordan. 85, passed away Jan. 15, 2013, surrounded by Togus Nursing friends and staff. He was born May 7, 1927, in South Portland, son of Helen M. Miller, wife of Albion Miller.
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Donald was raised in the Greater Portland area and educated in the South Portland school system. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Donald was a very outgoing person, who always had time for others. He enjoyed laughing, teasing and "mixing it up with people." He loved hunting, fishing and swimming - a true outdoors person. At age 81, he was able to walk 20 miles a day! He yearly spent numerous hours decorating their home inside and out. Many families truly enjoyed the Christmas lights and spirit of the season. He was a jack-of-all-trades carpenter - from furniture to home construction and roofing. While in the military he was Company carpenter. He worked on a road crew that tarred roads. He was an upholsterer where he built fine furniture. He also owned his own auto body shop in Machias. He enjoyed antique restoration Model A & Model T cars.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Doris I. (Pettegrow) Jordan; mother, Helen M. Miller; two brothers, George "Bunny," and Robert "Bob" and wife, Beth; one sister, Roberta Dyer; and stepson, Johnny. He is survived by his son, Donald and wife, Lisa, and their two children, Brandan Robert and Meagan Alice; daughter, Linda Beverly and husband, Bill; grandson, Bill Jr. and wife, Donna, and their son, Hunter; granddaughter, Tina Sarro and husband, Frank; great-granddaughter, Jessica; great-grandson, Christian Earl of Massachusetts; special niece, Theo Heald of South Portland; and an "adopted" daughter, Kathleen Bailey of Brooklyn, Conn.
Viewing will begin 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 220 Court St., Machias, where funeral services will begin noon.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 18, 2013