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David M. Gordon, 88, Wellsville


David M. Gordon of Wellsville and Bloomingburg, NY, passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2023 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was 88.

The son of the late Cash and Florence Austin. He was born May 18, 1934 in Scio, NY.

David grew up in Wellsville, NY with his four siblings. He attended Geneseo University where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree and then went on to Saint Bonaventure University to receive his Masters Degree in Counseling. He was a guidance counselor in Geneseo and Seaford NY. He was a beloved coach of basketball and football. His former players continued to reach out to him throughout his life. He married the love of his life Diana Avery in 1957 and soon moved to Oyster Bay, Long Island where he raised his family. He was employed by Nassau Community College as the Associate Director of Admissions until he retired in 1990. David was very proud of his time as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He served his time in Korea. His service decorations were National Defense Service, Korean Service Medal, and US Service Medal.

David loved spending time with his grandchildren, sailing, golfing, going to “Sally’s”(Salvation Army) to find the greatest find, driving in his convertible, and antiquing. David was forever younger than his age. He defied the limits of age and was constantly on the go.

He is survived by his loving family. His son, Steven Gordon of Bloomingburg, NY, daughter, Michelle Minor of Bloomingburg, NY. daughter, Kimberly McDermott and husband Todd of Greenville, NY. Grandchildren, Griffin McDermott and wife Christine, Gavin McDermott, Grace McDermott, Katilin Quick and husband Alex, Cody Minor, Becky Minor, and great grandchild Owen Quick. His sister, Janet Hungerford, nephew, Doug Hungerford of Wellsville, NY. His sister in law Ann Austin.

His niece Christine Austin of Tampa, Florida, and nephew Darrell Austin with wife Stephanie of Atlanta, Georgia. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his loving companion Diana Lessel, brother Harold Austin, brother, Steve Austin, and sister Judy Austin.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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