Dorothy L. Gordon

Fort Edward, New York – Dorothy L. Gordon, 95, passed away at Glens Falls Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Dorothy was born on June 7, 1926, in Cumberland, Maryland, the daughter of the late George and Ruth (Fletchinger) Leidinger.

Prior to retiring she worked for the State of New Jersey.

Dot was a kind, quiet woman who had a strong Catholic faith. She enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. Her indoor pleasures were reading and watching television. She enjoyed traveling with Elison. Family gatherings were her happiest moments and some of the last left for her to enjoy as her sight began failing.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, a daughter Paulette Zettlemoyer, a brother Raymond Leidinger, a sister Virginia Brown and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was loved and will be missed beyond measure by her husband Elison Gordon.

Blessed for having had her as a mother are her children John G. (Patricia) Filler of Warner Robbins, Georgia; and two daughters Mary L Fox of North Granville, New York, and Frances I. (Steven) Weidman of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She counted among her blessings her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She also is survived by four nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 166 Broadway in Fort Edward, New York, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, at 11 a.m. Burial will be on the same day at 2:30 p.m. at Gerald B. H. Solomon Cemetery at 26 Duell Rd. in Schuylerville, New York.

The family wishes to thank the Glens Falls Association for the Blind for all its care during the time Dorothy was losing her sight. They transported her to numerous appointments and helped her immeasurably. They also would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Glens Falls Hospital Tower 3 for the exceptional, gentle and compassionate care shown to Dot right up to and after her death.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Glens Falls Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc. 144 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 166 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

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