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Jackson Gordon

Services for Jackson Milan Gordon of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Golden Gate National Cemetery.

Mr. Gordon died Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Grass Valley. He was 83.

He was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Saratoga, to Harry and Barbara (Nasova) Gordon. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and continued in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1980, retiring as a reserve colonel.

He received a degree in physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1943, where he was also part of the ROTC. He married Patricia on Feb. 29, 1944, in New York, N.Y. He was a researcher for Shell Development in Emeryville. He was a member of the Lions Club of Rail Road Flat, Health Systems Agency in Stockton and the Sierra Committee on Aging in Amador City. He was an amateur historian on military history, especially the American Civil War. He was an avid collector of jazz records from the 1920s through World War II. He helped build four homes for his family over the past 55 years. After retirement he helped repair the Community Center in Rail Road Flat and friends and on various home projects.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Craig Lanterman of Sacramento, and Judith and Hardy Schwarz of Grass Valley; grandchildren Keith and Andria Lanterman both of Sacramento, Anne Schwarz of Pawtucket, R.I., and Jonathan Schwarz of Grass Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Lynn Gordon in 1962; and his wife of 60 years, Patricia Ann Gordon, in 2004.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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