COLIN YOUNG GORDON, age 85, formerly of Lombard and Glen Ellyn, died peacefully on August 30, 2012. He was a man full of grace.
A memorial service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery, in Glen Ellyn, on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Mr. Gordon is survived by three children, Donna (Harry) Gordon Wallace, William Colin Gordon and Karen Gordon; his grandchildren Camille Wallace and Amber Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rose Gordon;
his twin brother Robert, his loving older sister Betty; and his wonderful older brother Forest.
Mr. Gordon was born in Chicago, Illinois. As a young man, he served our country first in the US Navy, in the Asiatic Pacific, receiving a World War II Victory Medal. He later served proudly in the US Air Force.
Mr .Gordon was a pipe fitter for 35 years. He was an integral part in building many fine institutions in and around the Chicago land area and throughout the State of Illinois.
Mr. Gordon made his home in Lombard, then Glen Ellyn, Il and retired to reside in Rancho Bernado, CA.
Mr. Gordon had the best sense of humor. He was a generous, kind and brilliant man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, playing bridge, and playing pool. Mr. Gordon loved square dancing. Dogs adored him and it was a mutual feeling.
He will be loved and missed by all those who knew him. Dad, you will live in all of our hearts.
Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard, IL.