Donald M. Gordon

Donald M. “Gordy” Gordon – 71 – of Hornell, died Thursday evening (April 21, 2022) at St. James Mercy Hospital, following his battle with cancer.

Born in Rochester on February 4, 1951, he was the son of David & Katherine (Hickey) Gordon.

Gordy grew up in Rochester, NY and was a graduate of Aquinas High School (class of 1969).  He received his Associate’s Degree in applied sciences from St. John Fisher College and later attended Monroe Community College.

He was employed for several years in the chemical department of Kodak Corporation and was instrumental in producing a better chemical used in photo development.  After Kodak, Gordy worked for the Monroe County Health Department as a Data Base Programmer and later for the Canandaigua VA Medical Center as a Program Analyst.  He retired about 4 years ago.

A resident of the Hornell area for the past 12 years, Gordy was an active member of Alcoholic’s Anonymous (AA) and was proud of the fact that he was sober for the past 32 years.  Throughout his journey, he sponsored many alcoholics and addicts and helped countless people re-gain their lives.  He even opened his home to those in trouble, held meetings and was instrumental to many seeking rehab.

Gordy was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing & camping.  He was an avid reader and owned countless books on nearly every subject imaginable.

In addition to his parents, Gordy was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Gordon.

Surviving are 5 children, Sean (Suzanne) Gordon of Oregon, Matt (Heather Martens) Gordon of Greece, NY, Meaghan (Joe) Powenki of Walworth, NY, Brendan (Sarah) Gordon of Canandaigua, NY and Mary Gordon of Hornell; 1 brother, Ed (KayC) Gordon of Sothern Pines, SC; 7 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

At Gordy’s request there will be no calling hours. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a date & time to be announced.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St. Hornell, NY.

Gordy’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown MD 21741-5030

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