Clifton Gordon Jr., 67, machinist for the NSA

January 21, 2004

Clifton Gordon Jr., a retired National Security Agency employee, died of a heart attack Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 67.

Mr. Gordon was born and raised in Hamlet, N.C., and worked briefly in New York City before moving to Baltimore in the late 1950s.

He worked as a cook at the old Hilltop Diner on Reisterstown Road before going to work in 1963 as a machinist at NSA on the grounds of Fort Meade. He retired in 1995.

Mr. Gordon enjoyed fishing and cooking for his family.

He was a member of Fulton Baptist Church, 1630 W. North Ave., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Catherine Green; two sons, Byron K. Gordon and Robert P. Gordon, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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