On January 12, Jane Gordon, beloved wife of Dick Gordon for nearly 60 years passed away at Shady Grove Hospital after several weeks of hospitalization.  Our sympathy goes out to Dick and his family at this time of loss. The viewing is on Friday, January 15, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm at Pumphrey Funeral Home, 300 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville 20850. The funeral will be held at 10am on Saturday, January 16, at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish,14139 Seneca Road, Darnestown 20874. A reception immediately follows at 11am. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Potomac-Bethesda Rotary Foundation for the project in Haiti.
Dick Gordon’s experience as a Rotarian pre-dates the life of our Club since he first served in three Rotary Clubs in Southeast Asia, beginning in January 1955.  Those memberships totaling about seven years were most interesting and gratifying, and helped Dick tremendously in his public relations work for the U.S.  Information Agency’s overseas program. Before joining our Club, Dick and his wife, Jane, were found on the cover of Life Magazine as a result of a
harrowing experience when their airplane ditched in the Pacific Ocean. Their experiences were retold in the news just last year when another airplane safely
ditched in the Hudson River in New York City. Dick responded to a newspaper ad inviting former Rotarians to join this Club while it was being formed and Joe
Jennette was his sponsor. Dick has been a generous and active contributor to the Club. He and his wife, Jane, have hosted a number of Rotary Scholars and
other exchange visitors from around the world. They have graciously hosted club social gatherings at their custom-built home overlooking a lake in Darnestown.  Dick won the Alaska Trip raffle so that he, Jane, and a son could explore the shores of Alaska.