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Donald E. "Don" Gordon
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Obituary for Donald E. "Don" Gordon

Donald E. “Don” Gordon, age 76, of Bucyrus, formerly of Dover, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, one day shy of his 77th birthday, in his home, following a long illness.

Born October 26, 1940, in Dover, he was a son of the late Wilbert C. and Beatrice I. Grimm Gordon. Don graduated from Dover High School and was employed by Dover’s Shenango –Penn Mold Co. He later served as a police officer for the City of New Philadelphia, and then worked as a truck driver until an injury prevented him to do so.

Don was a well-known and respected gunsmith and enjoyed hunting and trap-shooting. Among his other interests were fishing, playing cards and going to auctions and swap meets.

He was a devoted family man, who especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family includes his wife, Suanne Wilson Gordon, whom he married on April 29, 1976; his children, Kimberly (Jim) Davis, Donald (Jodi Lynn) Gordon Jr. and Denise (Tim) Carpenter, all of New Philadelphia, and Misty (David) Blackford of Marion; his eighteen grandchildren; his many great-grandchildren; his sisters, Phoebe (Lynn) Zehnder of Strasburg, Debbie Gordon-Rogers of Parral, and Candace Marks of Columbia; and his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his step-parents, Ted and Betty Goedel, and by his brother, Dennis Gordon.

A funeral service will be held Saturday (today), October 28, at 12 p.m., in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, with Pastor Jason Humble of the Strasburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Dover Burial Park. Following the committal, there will be a luncheon in the Strasburg U.M. Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Don, please visit the obituaries link on the Toland-Herzig website.

The family suggests that contributions in Don’s memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44663





12:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44663

Funeral Luncheon




1:00 PM
Strasburg United Methodist Church

206 Second St. NW
Strasburg, OH 44680

Cemetery Details


Dover Burial Park

5651 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105

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