Joseph C. Gordon, Sr.

Capt. Joseph C. Gordon Sr. of Southold died Feb. 27, 2013. The lifelong North Fork resident was 64 years old.

He was born in Greenport July 20, 1948, to Joseph and Marian (Gaffga) Stulsky. After graduating from Greenport High School, he married Elizabeth Nintzel on May 1, 1971, in Mattituck.

Joe was a Vietnam War veteran, having served four years in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged as Petty Officer 2nd Class and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. He served two years in the Naval Reserve. He then joined the Southold Town Police Department, where he served for 21 years. He was also the captain of the charter boat Ship Happens.

He was a past president of the Southold Town Baymen’s Association, vice president of the Southold Town Police Benevolent Association and a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics and Griswold Terry Glover Post No. 802 of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; his mother, Marian Bitzer of Riverhead; two children, Tanya G. (Todd) Newman of Southold and Joseph C. Gordon Jr. (Kristen) of Westhampton; a brother, Robert Gordon of Bivalve, Md.; his sisters, Sharon Rumpler of Southold and Marilee Fuss of Baiting Hollow; and two grandchildren, Dylan Cole Newman and Kelsey Rose Newman.

The family received friends March 3 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Thomas Murray. Interment with U.S. Navy honors took place March 4 at Calverton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southold Town Baymen’s Association, P.O. Box 1802, Southold, NY 11971.

This is a paid notice.