Robert `Jerry' Gordon, 66, parts inspector, florist

April 27, 2004

Robert "Jerry" Gordon, a retired precision parts inspector and florist, died of respiratory failure April 20 at his Parkville home. He was 66.

Mr. Gordon was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He was a 1955 graduate of Towson High School.

He began his career as a machinist at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River. He later worked as a machinist for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Gould Corp. and AAI Corp. He was then employed as a precision parts inspector for AIM Corp until his retirement in 2002.

In 1986, Mr. Gordon joined his wife, the former Theresa Kosmack, and daughter, Sharon L. Gordon of Monkton, in starting Flora et Fauna on Harford Road. The business was renamed in 1989 to Flora et Fauna at Parkvilla, after the purchase of Parkvilla, the florist that had provided the flowers for the couple's 1957 wedding. Mrs. Gordon died in 2003.

He was a communicant of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Gordon is survived by a son, Carl R. Gordon of Parkville; a brother, William C. Gordon of Gardenville; and two grandchildren.

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