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Obituary for Kenneth "Ken" C. Gordon

Kenneth C. Gordon, 61, of Centre Hall, passed away at home on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Born on January 26, 1962, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Louise D. (Pysher) Gordon. On July 20,1985, he married his beloved wife, Susan (Davis) Gordon, who survives at home after sharing 37 years of marriage together.

Ken was a 1979 graduate of State College High School. Known as “Kenny,” he worked as a laborer for Mt. Nittany Medical Center for over 40 years, building many lasting friendships along the way.

In addition to his wife, Sue, he is survived by their children, Shannon Gordon, Amanda Gordon (Vanessa), all of Centre Hall, and Brent Gordon (Samantha) of Millheim; three grandchildren, Kaden, Parker, and Lucas, and his very spoiled grandpup, Koda. Also surviving are his siblings, Michael Gordon (Amy) of State College, Donald Gordon (Tina) of Boalsburg, and Gayle Lyle (Brian) of McClure.

Ken was a member of the Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in State College.

He was a history and sports enthusiast, specifically the Baltimore Orioles, LV Raiders, Notre Dame College Football, Penn State Basketball, but he would have watched any kind of sporting event or team! He truly missed his calling as a sports broadcaster – he has a gift for being able to call and analyze just about every play as or right before it happened!

Having never flown before, but always willing to do anything for his wife, he shared his first ever plane ride with her as they flew to Hawaii to check off a trip from her travel bucket list, and then later to Puerto Rico twice! More than anything, he loved to spend time with his family. He enjoyed taking his grandkids to Meyer Dairy, McDonald’s, Cracker Barrel, or just going on walks with them. He also enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids playing various sports throughout the years. His kids and grandkids will always remember him getting such a kick out of the times that he would have them sit with him in the “scariest” seats on the roller coasters at Hershey Park and other amusement parks over the years. He looked forward to trips that the family would take to Myrtle Beach, Ocean City, Maryland, and sometimes just making a daytrip to Baltimore, where they could spend time downtown in the inner harbor or make it to Camden Yards to catch an Orioles game.

There will be a public viewing held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 6-8 P.M., at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s memory to the American Cancer Society – Joseph and Jeannette Silber Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.