- 76 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 8, 1938
- Place of birth:
Malone, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 28, 2015
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Gordon be with us forever|
Gordon A. French, 76, of Port Charlotte, Florida., passed away Friday, Aug. 28. 2015, at Bayfront Health Hospital.
He was born in Malone, N.Y., the son of Vernon A. and Margaret (nee Joy) French.
Gordon worked on heavy equipment up in New York and on building 75 in Charlotte County. He also worked with Wayne Arnold Residential and Commercial Painting for 26 years. Gordon was a proud life member of Deep Creek Elks 2763 and had been a member of BPOE for 54 years. He was a member of Port Charlotte Moose for 29 years and the American Legion S.A.L. for 27 years. Gordon was a devoted companion and was always cooking up delicious meals from steak and lobster bakes, to his famous wings. He will be missed by his family, as he was the only dad and grandfather that was there for them. Gordon also enjoyed fishing, jetskiing, camping in fifth wheel and working in Atlantic City casinos.
He is survived by his companion of 22 years, Karen Scalisi; stepdaughter, Staci (Louis) Case; stepson, Christopher Scalisi; grandsons, Matthew Case, Kennith Smith, Dominic Scalisi; granddaughter, Brittani Case, Tiffani Case and greatgranddaughters, Kennedi Rae and Mckinnli Larane. Gordon was preceded in death by his mother,in 1986 and father, in 2003.
A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the Deep Creek Elks, 1133 Capricorn Boulevard, Punta Gorda, Florida 33983
"To Karen and family,
at this time of great loss , please know our thoughts and prayers are for yourselves and Gordy. May the lord comfort you and welcome Gordy home with love and peace for his soul.
Dee and Gail"
"To Karen and Gordon's Family
I am so sorry for you loss. My Thoughts and prayers are with you."
"Gordon was a fun loving guy who I loved 22yrs.We had a great life filled with lots of traveling, camping and friends North and South. He was the stability for me and our family. Always being there for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. So please share your stories and remember him in the happy times because that's what he would've wanted."
"Anyone can be a father but it takes a special man to be a daddy and Gordon was my daddy. He was an essential part in the upbringing of my four children. He was present for every holiday and birthday party.
My dad was a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by his entire family."
"Looking back 22 yrs, you were always a cornerstone for our family thru all of our ups and downs...(must I remind everybody it's not easy being a Scalisi). You were always supportive no matter what,always giving what you could. I'm sooo glad you are out of pain and am sure you are up there having a drink with Wayne and the boys. We are all going to miss you especially mom...As Butch would say....The King has left the building!!!!"
"R.I.P. Gordy...You will be missed by many....My Prayers to Karen and family!!"
"We are all going to miss you..."
"We had a special love that lasted for 22 1/2 years, so keep our love light burning up there until I get there..."
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