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Richard B. Gordon

October 2, 1946 ~ February 2, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Richard Gordon Obituary

Richard Gordon, age 77, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 2, 2024. He was born in Burlington, NJ, son of the late Bernard and Mary (Vischoric) Gordon; served in the US Air Force; and enjoyed a 30-plus year career as a lineman for Bell Telephone (now, Verizon).

Rick enjoyed boating, jet-skiing, motorcycles, photography, and was a classic car enthusiast. He enjoyed spending summers in Buttonwood with his wife and family on the Elk River and he loved all of his dachshunds.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Farrelly) Gordon; his sons, Richard, Jr. and Robert Gordon; his grandchildren, Brandi, Andrew, Rebecca, Mark, John, Maria, Claire, Gemma, Kimberly, Kayla, Abigail, and Robert, Jr.; his sisters, Felicia Bradley and Deb Gordon; several nieces, nephews and members of his extended family; and his dog, Shorty.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Gordon.

A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be held in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Richard B. Gordon to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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February 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2024

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Dementia Society of America
PO Box 600, Doylestown PA 18901


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