Gordon prepared at Millbrook School. At Princeton he majored in economics, joined Charter Club, sang in the Glee Club, and graduated cum laude. Gordon said he chose “Wall Street rather than becoming a minister.” He earned an MBA at Harvard and married Margaret Devereux Aydelotte, a concert pianist, in 1958.
Gordon worked in banking and investments with White Weld & Co., Mutual Life Insurance Co., Continental Group, Texaco, and Manchester Capital Management. He served on the boards of several charitable organizations in New York City and as an elder in the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, Conn.
Gordon and Margaret, who divorced in 1992, had two children, Julia and Thomas, and seven grandchildren.
Gordon moved to Mexico in 2000. Known as Larry and in partnership with his wife, Alicia Mayo, a spiritual leader, he fulfilled his stated mission in life: “to help others balance their inner and outer lives and help them develop their psychic and intuitive abilities.” He graduated from the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, serving as a minister and counselor of the Church of Tzaddi and as a transpersonal technician. He continued to enjoy singing, playing the piano, and entertaining as a magician.
He is survived by Alicia, his children, and his grandchildren.