Born in 1943 in Reading, Pa., to LeRoy and Dorothy Gensler, he married Arlene Haas in 1965, fulfilling a prediction she made when they were in third grade. After graduating from Mount Penn (Pa.) High School, Gordon took his meals at the Wilson Society, majored in English, and earned a master’s degree in English from Johns Hopkins in 1966.
Gordon worked as a technical writer and editor for IBM, retiring at 48 to devote his life to travel with Arlene throughout the United States and Canada and to every continent. Gordon enjoyed photography and editing his thousands of travel photos. He also served his local Roman Catholic parishes in various capacities, enjoyed golf and tennis, and was an avid reader, opera lover, and cinephile.
He is survived by his daughter, Gwendolen ’89; and son Justin Gordon ’90 and his wife Svitlana Rubtsova. The class sends its condolences to his family on their loss of a man who saw life clearly and made the most of his opportunities to experience and enjoy it.