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John T. Gordon III

September 3, 1951 - January 10, 2022

John T. Gordon III, age 70, of New Castle, DE passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Christiana Hospital, surrounded by his family. He has joined his parents and a sister in heaven.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 3, 1951, he was a son of the late John T. and Irene M. (Fasczewski) Gordon, Jr. John worked as a machinist for Lang Machinery, starting at the age of 16 until his retirement.

John enjoyed fishing and being by the water. He loved taking trips to the beach and sitting for hours watching people fish from the rocks at Lewes beach. John was an avid bowler; he once bowled a 299 score. Active in his community, he was also a past member of Minquadale Fire Company. Above all, John cherished time spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Grzybowski. He is survived by his wife, Irene G. (Atkinson) Gordon; four children, William Gordon (Lauren Gleason), Kristin Hardy (Matt), Robert Pryor Jr., and Tracy Stanton (Bob); siblings, Gary Gordon (Shelia), and June Ogden (Jim); aunt, Debby Masten (Terry); 12 grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Minquadale Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  • I did not know John but I knew the Rest of His Family from me being a member of Minquadale Fire company. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family at this time. May He R.I.P.

  • Myself and flipper did a lot of beach time together when he had his red 68 Camero back in the late 60’s. Our condolences goes out to his family.

  • June and Jim, wanted to express my condolences on the loss of June’s brother. Know that I’m praying for you both and the rest of the family.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
    So sorry for this tremendous loss.
    My condolences and Love!

  • I had the pleasure of getting to meet John an he was a wonderful man R.I.P.