Frederick Adolph Gordon, born on August 28, 1939, in Tampa, Florida, passed away on May 23, 2023, in Denver, Colorado. Frederick (also known as "Fred G") was a graduate of Middleton High School, in Tampa, Florida. A dedicated member of the United States Air Force, as a Civil Engineer Inspector. Frederick served his country with distinction for twenty-three years, retiring with the rank of Technical Sergeant in 1980. Serving his country with honor and pride, he received the following service medals: Vietnam Service Medal (with one Bronze Star), Air Force Commendation Medal (first Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal (with five Oak Leaf Cluster), Outstanding Unit Award (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, and a Longevity Service Ribbon (with four Oak Leaf Clusters). Frederick retired from the United States Postal Office after twenty years. Frederick is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Gwendolyn Gordon, who was the love of his life. Together they built a beautiful family; two daughters: Stephanie Mason (Albert Mason), Zena Gordon-Jackson (Earl Jackson), two sons: Corey Gordon (JoAnn Gordon) and Michael Gordon. Frederick was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family dearly, and he will be deeply missed. Frederick's legacy will live on through his eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, teaching them new things and sharing stories about his life experiences. He was also a very active member in the following organizations: The Shriners and Masons. Frederick was an avid Denver Broncos and Nuggets fan and loved playing Bizzwizz down at the Montbello Recreation Center. Dad also loved bowling and was in a league at Brunswick, now known as Bowlero, for years. Their team was called “Good Friends of Aurora.” Frederick lived a full and meaningful life, leaving behind a lasting legacy that will never be forgotten. As we say our final goodbyes to dad, let us remember the wonderful memories we shared with him and the love he brought into our lives. Rest in peace, Fred, and thank you for your service to our country and the love you gave to your family and friends.
Flowers, gifts, and donations in honor of Fred may be sent to the family, care of Horan & McConaty: 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO 80014.