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Morton Gordon

August 16, 1924 January 7, 2019
Morton Gordon
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Morton Gordon of Dover passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. He was 94 years old.
Mr. Gordon was born August 16, 1924 in Chestertown, MD to the late Harry Gordon and Sophie Turbin Gordon. He was the youngest of 7 children, born 2 ½ lbs.
His senior year of high school he was drafted into the Army, during World War II. In 2002 he was honored with his high school diploma from Chestertown High School. Mr. Gordon’s parents moved from Chestertown, MD to Cheswold, DE where they established a salvage business . Shortly thereafter, he met the love of his life, Marilyn Gross, and the two married in 1948. Together they owned a small business in downtown Dover, on Loockerman Street, Mort’s Delicatessen; they owned the business 36 years. The delicatessen was the first to bring bagels, a little piece of New York, to Dover as was their plan.
Mr. Gordon loved bowling and was on a team for as long as anyone can remember, he bowled strikes until he was 88 years old. He was a past member of the Dover’s Elk Lodge BPOE 1903. Mr. Gordon was an active member of the men’s club of Beth Shalom and Dover Little League. He was an avid Phillie’s Fan, enjoyed playing horse shoes and loved watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities.
Mr. Gordon is predeceased by his wife, siblings and parents.
He is survived by his son, Stephen (Michele) Gordon; daughters, Louise (Joe) Kotarba, Brenda (David) Jaffe; grandchildren, Daniel Gordon, David Gordon, Amanda Maslak (Joe), Rachel and Neal Aultman, Micah and Eli Jaffe, Kelly and Matt Leeds; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob, Brooks and Juliet Gordon, and Olivia, Gemma and Benjamin Maslak, Collin and Riley Leeds.
Services will be held at the Jewish Community Cemetery in Wilmington, 11AM Wednesday January 9th. Interment to follow in Jewish Community Cemetery, 401 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.


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Wednesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Jewish Community Cemetery

401 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Jewish Community Cemetery
401 Foulk Road Wilmington 19803 DE
United States
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