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10/30/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon
(21 Mar 1936 - 27 Oct 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.    Ben Gordon, Class of 1954, passed away in Norfolk on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the age of 76.  May his memory be for a blessing always.

   From Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA - 10/31/12,  2:12 PM - "REST IN PEACE,   BEN GORDON - October 27, 2012":

Daily Press obituary:

One of our cherished classmates passed away this last Saturday, October 27, 2012 after a lengthy illness.  You may go to the above website to express your condolences, should you choose to do so.

   Thank you so much, Jack. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.

From the Daily Press - 10/30/12:

     Ben Gordon  

NORFOLK - Ben Gordon, 76, died on Oct. 27, 2012.

The funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, at Congregation Beth El. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.comView and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from October 30 to October 31, 2012.

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Ben Gordon

From Altmeyer Funeral Home - 10/30/12:

     Ben Gordon  

NORFOLK - Ben Gordon, 76, died on October 27, 2012.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Florence Gordon. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Brenda; four children, Stacy Smith, Debi (Ricky) Rothstein, Ivy (Howard) Keithan, and Shaina (Andy) Moore; seven grandchildren, Jaquelyn and Madelin Smith, Josh and Rebecca Rothstein, Jillian Rothstein, Jenna Dahl, Adam and Heather Dahl, and Caleb Moore; two great-grandchildren, Addison Marks and Isaiah Dahl.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 12:00pm at Congregation Beth El, 422 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The meal of condolence will be held at Congregation Beth El directly following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth El or CHKD. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach is in charge of the arrangements.


Ben Gordon


October 29, 2012

To Brenda and all the family: My deepest and sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of a dear friend. Benji was one of a kind and I am so thankful that he played such a part of my life. I know his memory will live on in the hearts of all his friends and family.

~ Norman David Soroko, Norfolk, Virginia

October 30, 2012

Brenda and Family, So sorry to hear about Ben. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

~ Linda Gomez Gronemann, Virginia Beach, Virginia

October 30, 2012

Dear Brenda and Family, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I know how dear Ben was to your life and how much you will all miss him. May God bless you in your sorrow.

~ Donna Davis, Zolfo Springs, Florida

October 30, 2012

Benji was a wonderful, caring and beautiful person. He always made my day brighter no matter what was going on in my life. He would call and say it's Benji baby, and he would tell me a joke and then at the end of the call he would say you have to promise me something. I would of course say anything Benji and then he would say promise me you will have a good day. I promise Benji to try to make everyday a good day. My thoughts and prayers are with Ben Gordon's family and friends from his family at Dr. Van Gomple's office.

I promise everyday Anglice

~ Anglice Hollins, Carrollton, Virginia

October 30, 2012

Dear Brenda - I was so sorry to read of Ben's death. I am thinking of you and send you my deepest sympathy.
Bruce Forsberg

~ Bruce Forsberg, Hardyville, Virginia

October 30, 2012

My prayers go out to you and your family. Benji was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. He could always make me smile even on a bad day. It was a privilege to be able to help take care of him.

~ Meghan Gorny, Virginia

October 30, 2012

To the entire Gordon family- I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He was always so sweet! My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends that love him.

~ Yvette Shelor, Chesapeake, Virginia


October 30, 2012

Brenda - Thinking of you and your family during your loss. Deborah

October 30, 2012

Brenda and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories of good times together during these difficult times. I am praying for God to comfort you.

~ Bev White, Chesapeake, Virginia

October 30, 2012

Dear Brenda and Family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Barbara

~ Barbara Campbell, Virginia Beach, Virginia

October 30, 2012

LOVING and peaceful memories of BEN are shared with our family at this time. We all extend our condolence to yours. Praying for his eternal rest. THINKING ABOUT ALL OF YOU.

October 31, 2012 

Dear Brenda and family - through the years, even though we were many miles from home, our thoughts often turned to the enjoyable times we experienced with Ben in the NNHS Class of 1954. He will always be remembered. May he rest in eternally peace and comfort.

~ Jack and Jeanne Nelson, Vienna, Virginia

October 31, 2012 

My heart and prayers to the Gordon family, Ben will be missed dearly but I will always have fond memories.

Sincerely, Theresa and Steve Parks

October 31, 2012

To family and friends, my deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort, 2 Cor.1:7, give you the strength to cope during this time of distress.

~ blg, Dover, Delaware

October 31, 2012

My condolences to the family. I am sorry to read of your loss. May the Almighty God (Psalm 83:18) comfort you during this difficult time.

~ Unsigned 

November 01, 2012


November 01, 2012




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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Gordon family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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