Donald L. Gordon

October 9, 1946 - August 10, 2016

10/09/1946 - 08/10/2016

Past Services

Saturday August 13, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Saturday August 13, 2016
10:00 am
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Moundsville, WV

Donald L. Gordon, 69, of Moundsville, WV, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at his home.
He was born October 9, 1946 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Charles and Doris Milhorn Gordon.

Donald was retired from the Ormet Co., and the Ironworkers and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the VFW and American Legion and was a Marine veteran (Purple Heart recipient) of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Makowski and a brother, Thomas Gordon.

Surviving is his step mother, Mary Etta Gordon of Moundsville, his loving wife, Carolyn Skrzypek Gordon, 3 children; Eric (Janice) Gordon of Moundsville, Mark (Patricia) Gordon of Wilmington, DE, Cari (William) Snider of St. Clairsville, OH, 4 sisters and 2 brothers; Douglas (Mary Lee) Gordon of Benwood, Cathy Skrypek of SC, Jerri (Rick) Mason of Wilmington, NC, Barbara (John) Howell of Hedgesville, WV, Gordon (Janet) Gordon of Wheeling and Linda Baker of Shadyside, OH; Mother-In-Law, Sophie Skrzypek; Brothers-In-Law, Richard (Francette) Skrzypek and Larry (Joyce) Skrzypek; Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; Dylan, Nicholas, Ella, Claire, Nolan and Shay.

Friends and family are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Rev. That Son Ngoc Nguyen as celebrant.

Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Garden Mausoleum, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to: BDHS, 325 Logan St., McMechen, WV 26040 or online at

Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at

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Terri & Daryl Cotton
7 years ago

Dear Carolyn and family, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald L. Gordon, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Marine Veteran, Donald L. Gordon, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Thelma Johnson
7 years ago

Dear Family, please accept my condolence. Remember God’s promise to resurrect all who have died. (Acts 24:15) Jesus demonstrated his ability to resurrect the dead when he was on earth. At Luke 7:11­-15, Jesus resurrected the widow’s son, verse 15 says ‘the dead man sat up…and Jesus gave him to his mother.’ God promises that he will heal our broken hearts (Psalm 147:3) by reuniting us with our dead loved ones and God cannot lie. (Numbers 23:19) Thank you for taking time to read my condolence and I hope the thought of hugging Donald again in perfect health (Isaiah 33:24) brings you comfort in the days ahead.

Gary Church
7 years ago

I will always remember in the sixties going to the Gordon’s home and playing basketball in the backyard. We became very good friends. Sending prayers and condolences to the family in this time of need. You will be missed by family, friends, and your community. R.I.P my friend.

Terri Harris
7 years ago

Carolyn, I just found out this morning. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be in touch when things calm down a little. My heart goes out to you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Cousin Andrea
7 years ago

I light this candle in your honor,so that you may find peace and joy in the house of our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father. And that he also shall comfort your family at this time also.

Cousin Andrea
7 years ago

To Carolyn and Family; My thoughts and prayers our with you at this difficult time,and may they find you comfort as to knowing that so many of us that have known Don through the years that he was Loving husband,great Father.How he brought so many of us very fond memories throughout the family at reunions,family dinners,weddings, etc…Rest in peace now Don.You are in a far greater place,no more pain and suffering.I shall always hold fond memories of you.

Bobby Ankrom
7 years ago

Cari, Eric and Mark I am very sorry you lost your Dad and Carolyn you will always be my saint, you have My Condolences

Christy & Rusty Davis
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Christy and Rusty Davis

Al Manso
7 years ago

God,speed Marine! HOOYAH!