Robert P. Gordon, 88, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Claysburg passed away Friday April 9 at home. He was born May 16, 1932 in Claysburg, son of the late Samuel S. and Geraldine (Amick) Gordon. He married Jean Roudabush on September 23, 1951 at Grace United Church of Christ, Claysburg.
Surviving is his wife, two daughters Crystal L. Gilchrist and husband Andrew of Schwenksville and Cynthia G. John and husband Clayton of Claysburg, 5 grandsons Robert, Joseph, David, Christian and Ian, 10 great grandchildren, 3 siblings Samuel, Regina and Daniel, 2 aunts Fleta and Helen and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was a 1950 graduate of Greenfield-Kimmel High School, where he was voted class president. He received a varsity letter in three sports all 4 years of school and signed a professional contract to play baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Bob was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, where he served as president of the consistory, adult Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. He retired from Veeder-Root in 1982 and then worked for Martin Oil Company for 20 years and retired again from CTR Supply in 2019.
Bob was a member of the Claysburg American Legion, Woodbury Lodge F&AM, Valley of Altoona Consistory, President of Claysburg Economic Development, Inc., a founding member of the Claysburg Area Community Theatre and, along with his wife, a member of the Claysburg Hall of Fame. He also served as a Greenfield Township supervisor for several years.
He enjoyed playing music and DJ’ing, mowing grass and spending time with his grandsons and great grandchildren.
A memorial picnic will be held at the Claysburg Area Community Park in Claysburg, May 15, 2021 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Those wishing to remember Bob can join the picnic anytime throughout the afternoon. A picnic lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following Claysburg community organizations:
Claysburg Little League, P.O. Box 475, Claysburg, PA 16625
Claysburg Area Community Theater, P.O. Box 438, Claysburg, PA 16625
Claysburg Area Public Library, 957 Bedford Street, P.O. Box 189, Claysburg, PA 16625
Grace United Church of Christ, 526 Bedford Street, Claysburg, PA 16625
Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 292, Claysburg, PA 16625
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Claysburg Volunteer Fire Compamy
P.O. Box 292, Claysburg PA 16625
Grace United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 428, Claysburg PA 16625
Claysburg Area Public Library
P.O. Box 189, Claysburg PA 16625
Claysburg Area Community Theater
P.O. Box 438, Claysburg PA 16625
Claysburg Little League
P.O. Box 475, Claysburg PA 16625