BANGOR - Winfield "Win" Charles Jordan, 86, passed away March 27, 2014, at a Bangor hospital after a long struggle with heart disease. He was born July 8, 1927, to Virgil Jordan and Emma (Ayers) Jordan.
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He attended Old Town schools and after graduation, was a member of the U.S. Navy serving honorably with the 7th Fleet, in Leyte, Philippines, during World War II. From his position at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut to owning Jordan Auto and Eastern Maine Auto Auction in Brewer, he was always looking to make mechanical equipment work more efficiently. He later served as a Master Mason in the Star-in-the-East Lodge. He was also president of the Lion's Club of Ellsworth and a member of the Eagle's Club in Brewer.
Win was an avid lover of aircraft and boating. He enjoyed flying friends and family to many destinations as well as leisurely floating down the Penobscot River on his boat. He also savored his time with loved ones at his home on Phillips Lake, Lucerne-In-Maine.
He is survived by a brother, Merle Jordan and wife, Linda, of Weslaco, Texas; sisters, Eloise Woytovich of Ashville, N.C., and Mildred Boelter and husband, Maynard, of Weslaco, Texas; son, Bruce Jordan and wife, Mary, of North Reading, Mass.; and daughters, Beverly Distinti and husband, Joseph, of Clark Summit, Pa., Lorraine Taylor of Glen Burnie, Md., Karen Collins and husband, Stanley, of Holden, and Cheryl Labriola of Middleborough, Conn. Win was proud of his grandchildren, Brandon Taylor, Austin Taylor, Nicholas Collins, Leah Collins, Devon Meyers, Jordan Meyers, Richard Labriola and Royce Labriola. He was predeceased by his parents, Virgil and Emma Jordan; and his brother, Roland Jordan.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, where funeral services with military honors, will be held at 11 a.m. with Senior Pastor Carl Schreiber officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will take place at a later date at Village Cemetery, Edinburg. Those who wish to remember Win in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Critical Care Unit at St. Josephs Healthcare, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor ME 04402-1638. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 31, 2014