Obituary– Richard Gordon – Portland Press Herald –

13May 2021

Richard Calvin Gordon, 90, of Kennebunk, died on May 10, 2021, at his house following a prolonged period of stopping working health.

Richard was born upon March 14, 1931, in the Bronx, New York, to Leo and Frances (Diamond) Gordon. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, and went on to finish from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.

Richard joined the United States Air Force, serving stateside up until his discharge in 1955, when he began working for insurance provider in California and New York City. At that time, he worked as part of a group that assisted put together “New York 65” which eventually became the basis of today’s Medicare. He then went on to work for NBC prior to retiring in 1991.

Richard delighted in vacationing in Kennebunk for numerous years before finally deciding to move there completely in 1991. He was an active member of the Ogunquit Rotary Club and had volunteered as a conductor with the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport for several years. Richard likewise volunteered with the Southern Maine Company on Aging, ultimately becoming its president.

Richard is predeceased by his child, Debrah Crockery, and his bro, Arthur Gordon.

Survivors include his better half, Joan (Melomo) Gordon; his children, Patricia Gordon of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Pamela Gordon of Hammond, Louisiana; 4 grandchildren, Erik Konyk, Paul and Thomas Moriarty, and Matthew Olson, and four great-grandchildren.

The family is grateful they had the ability to permit Richard to be at home throughout his illness and wish to acknowledge and thank Dr. Strassler, Hospice of Southern Maine, caregiver Loyal Boucher, and 2 unique angels, Sybil and Diane for the special care they provided.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, from Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summertime St. Kennebunk. Interment will be in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, New York.

Ought to buddies desire, memorial donations may be made to Kennebunk Fire Rescue, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk, ME 04043. The family is very pleased of the department’s care of Richard as he strove to live in your home.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please check out Richard’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements remain in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Season St., Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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