Cover photo for Richard E. Gordon's Obituary
Richard E. Gordon Profile Photo
1948 Richard 2024

Richard E. Gordon

March 9, 1948 — January 28, 2024

Mt. Lebanon

Age 75, of Mount Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024 after a long battle with Lewy-Body Dementia. Born in New London, CT, he was a son of the late Milton and Gertrude Gordon. Richard was the loving husband of 41 years of June Swanson; beloved father of Andrew Gordon and Katie Stavros (Matthew); doting grandfather of Ari and Onyx Gordon and Ellie Stavros; brother of Nancy Gordon; and stepsibling of Michael Kauffman (Robin) and the late Barbara Garston (the surviving Matthew).  Richard is also survived by his nieces, nephews, and dog, Miley and was predeceased by his stepmother, Molly Gordon. 

 

Richard graduated from New London High School in 1966, Lafayette College in 1970, and the DePaul University College of Law in 1974.   He first worked at Neighborhood Legal Services after moving to Pittsburgh and practiced at Grossinger, Gordon, and Vatz for over 30 years.  Richard was an avid sports fan and tennis player.  He also coached his children’s recreational league teams. Richard was a long-time member of Temple Emanuel of the South Hills and served on the Board of Trustees.  

 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Paramount Senior Living South Hills for many years of kindness and their loving and compassionate care.

 

All are welcome Friday, February 9, 2024 from 1 PM until the time of his funeral service at 2 PM, Temple Emanuel of the South Hills, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Interment will be private to the family. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp., 412-563-2800.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, PO Box 94, Meadowlands, PA 15347.

 

Slater Funeral - Home Page

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard E. Gordon, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Temple Emanuel of South Hills

1250 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Temple Emanuel of South Hills

1250 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1772

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree