ALEXANDER ROLA GORDON (Age 95) Peacefully at his home in Poolesville, MD on February 11, 2017. Alexander leaves his wife of 70 years, Bette; four children, Betsy Gordon, Valerie Slattery, Katherine Gordon, and Bill Gordon; two nephews, John and Michael Cox; nine grandchildren, Justin Gordon, Jimmy, Catelyn, Jack and Annie Slattery. Alex and Kealy McInturff; Natalie and Katie Gordon, and two great- grandchildren, Caden and Sterling McInturff. Alexander was a long-time Washingtonian, having attended The Sidwell Friends School and later The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. Alexander served as a Captain in the Army during World War II. He was a Mechanical Engineer, working in both the aerospace industry and later with the Federal Government. Alexander had a wonderful sense of humor and was the kindest, strongest and bravest person who loved animals and his family. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17 at Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery, 100 Allison Street, Washington, DC, at 1 p.m.
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