Sidney Dale “Sid” Gordon, 74, of Rittman, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at his home following a unexpected illness.
He was born June 11, 1942 in Lodi to the late Nelson and Patricia (Reynolds) Gordon and was a 1960 graduate of Norwayne High School. He attended Ashland College and had worked at Rubbermaid and as a deputy for the Wayne County Sherriff's Dept. and Creston Police Dept. in his early years. Sid spent over 30 years as a line haul driver with Wooster Motor Ways, Consolidated Freight and at ABF Freight where he retired from after 10 years of service. He was a member of Creston Presbyterian Church and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians. Sid had a great love for his pets and nature but his family was the most important part of his life and they were always number one.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jean of 46 years whom he married May 15, 1970; his children, Shari “Sunny” Wells of Wooster, Todd Gordon of Rittman, Jim (Julie) Gordon of Seaford, VA and Scott (Jan) Gordon of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren, Dustin Blake, Dane Blake, Mitchell Gordon, Michalla Gordon, Ian Gordon, Claire Scott Gordon, Annalee Gordon, Samuel Gordon, Mariana Gordon and Elaina Gordon; great-grandchildren, Emma, Kylie and Mykelti Blake; sisters, Sally (Dennis) Goode of New Boston, NH and Gwen (Woody) Mendenhall of Zanesville and a special nephew, Michael Justice of Rittman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lucinda Gordon.
Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Michael Van Arsdale officiating. Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 6096 E. Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691.
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Name: Judy Secrest
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this really hard time.
Name: Brian E. Krebs
My deepest sympathy to Shari and the whole family. May God bless you all. Peace to your grieving hearts. Brian Krebs
Name: THERESA FRAZIER
I am so sorry for your loss. We loved having him as a neighbor, loved his quick wit. We will miss him.
Name: Kimberly (Kelley) Tomasik
Jean,Shari, Jimmy,Scott and Todd, My heart breaks for you all. Sid was such a wonderful man with an easy laugh and dazzling smile. Everyone that every met him walked away with a smile and instantly felt they had a new friend. He was my brother in law for many years and I still considered him so. I am trying to make arrangements to be there Thursday. Jean my heart aches for you, for never was there ever a man who loved a woman more than he loved you. I love you all and will try my best to be there. (I have to find someone for the grandkids)
Name: Mike Fleming
Sorry to hear of Sid's passing, I worked with him at CF. He was always in a good mood and was fun to be around. I'll remember him in my prayers.
Name: Ed Narker
Sid was a perfect example of an 'Old School' truck driver. He was wise in the ways of the road, logical, humerous and was full of common sense. I worked with Sid at Consolidated Freightways and ABF. You could always depend on him doing what he said he was going to do , especially if it involved a cup of coffee! I just recently spoke with him and he told me he was looking forward to the upcoming CF picnic. He was a guy you were sad to see retire because working with him was always fun. My deepest sympathy to Jean, Tod and the rest of his family that he always spoke do fondly of. Have a safe one Sid, I hope to see you again one day. Ed
Name: Paula Chambers
Dear Jim, Julie, and Gordon Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I pray that you some how find peace in the days ahead. Love, Paula
Name: Paul and Vickie Justice
Uncle Sid....As a teenage boy turning into a man, I needed a role model...A man of character to "look up to"! I was fortunate to have two of those men. One being my Uncle Jr/Lewis Kelly and the other was Uncle Sid. He was a quiet, yet strong man with convictions this boy admired greatly. A serious man, but with a wonderful sense of humor! An intelligent man, but loved working with his hands even more! Uncle Sid, you may not have known it but I watched you and I learned a great deal from you! And I am positive that I am not the only one! So with all of the respect I can muster I say "Sir, you will be missed"! And one other thing...be sure to ask Paul Warfield for that long awaited rematch! MLAR!
Name: James Cmar
My deepest condolences to the Gordon family. I was heartbroken to hear of your loss. Sid was a wonderful man. I worked with Sid for several years at ABF. He always had a smile and a wonderful story to tell. He was the type of man to give you his shirt off his back. He helped me when I was stranded on the road once and always offered to lend a hand as well as an ear. A wonderful man and stand up guy. We will all miss you Sid. May peace be with all.
Name: john karakaian
My condolences the Gordon Family, I worked with Sid at CF and am so sad to hear of his passing.