Robert W. S. Gordon, 62, of Big Redkill Road, Fleischmanns, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Margaretville Hospital.
He was born March 5, 1948 in Cooperstown, son of the late Robert and Josephine Dexter Gordon.
A lifetime area resident, Robert owned and operated White’s Dairy in Margaretville for over 25 years, having taken over from his father. He loved the farm and creamery; it allowed him to have connections with folks all throughout the Catskill Mountains and beyond. He also had worked with the maintenance staff at the Margaretville Hospital for the past 10 years.
He had been a member of the Roxbury Fire Department for over 25 years, and was a Fleischmanns Fire Commissioner. He was on the board of directors of the Bedell Cemetery.
Robert was a golf enthusiast and a talented woodworking craftsman. He was kind to animals, and enjoyed his time with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen Todd Gordon; a daughter, Bobbi-Jo Wegel of Mass- apequa; two adopted children, Julie and Brian Gordon; stepchildren, Amy Sprague of Roxbury and Christopher Hunter of Hoover, AL and a sister, Donna Rae Gordon of East Greenbush. Five grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service will be scheduled later in the summer. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Roxbury Fire Department or the Margaretville Ambulance Squad.
To light a memorial candle, please visit www.gormley funeralhome.com.
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