William Glenn Gordon

Born: Tue., Aug. 29, 1922
Died: Tue., Feb. 25, 2014


Private Committal


Gathering of Family and Friends

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 01, 2014
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


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Aug. 29, 1922 - Feb. 25, 2014
NOTRE DAME - William Glenn Gordon, 91, of Notre Dame, IN, died Tuesday, February 25, 2013, in his residence at Andre Place. Mr. Gordon was born August 29, 1922, in Covington, KY, and had lived in the South Bend area much of his life. On December 26, 1945, in Portsmouth, OH, he married Jean Kendall, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Richard K. Gordon (Susan) of Houston, TX, John W. Gordon (Dorsey) of Anniston, AL, and David C. Gordon of Winnetka, IL; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Long, Ann Gordon, Christine Gordon and Richard Gordon; and one great-grandson, Griffin Long. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn L. Gordon, and a grandson, Gordon Fusakio. Mr. Gordon attended Ohio University and was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati in 1948 with a BBA, and from the Salmon P. Chase Law School. He was a pilot in the United States Navy where he retired as a Lieutenant Commander. His working life included a number of companies and positions. He was Director of Machine Tool Procurement for Wright Aeronautical Corp.; Director of Product Line Central for Standard Oil Co (Ohio); Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company; Director of Financial Services for IBM; Division Manager of Electronic Products for TRW; President of the Studebaker Corporation; Vice-President of Studebaker-Worthington, Inc.; President of the Allen Bradley Company; and Executive Vice-President of McGraw Edison. Mr. Gordon was also involved on the boards of many companies. He served as chairman and president of Onan Corporation; served as chairman of Turbodyne Corporation, Travelmore, and Clark Gravely Corporation; director and president of Allen Bradley Corporation; and served as a director for American Bank and Trust of South Bend, Marine National Exchange Bank of Milwaukee, Twin Disc Company, South Bend Freight Lines, First Capital Corporation, American Rubber Company, and Koontz Wagner among others. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 1st, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. A private graveside service will follow. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Andre Place. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.

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Ford & Cindy Bartholow
   Posted Fri February 28, 2014
Gordon Family-

We are very sorry for your loss. He was a terrific person

Love,

Cindy & Ford

brian Hedman
   Posted Sun March 02, 2014
Dear Mrs. Gordon: I first met you and your husband at an American National Bank function in the early 1970s; at the time, I was the Marketing Director.
In later years, I spoke with Glenn a couple times and he was always welcoming and helpful.
I last saw the two of you shopping at the Martins store at South Bend Avenue and Ironwood Drive last Fall-you were both chipper and good to speak with.
Our thoughts are with you and you are wished comfort and health.

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