Lynne Meyers Gordon, a retired attorney who practiced often in Riverhead, passed away March 14, 2017, at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue.
She was born May 4, 1944, in Sioux Falls, S.D., during World War II while her father was in the Army Air Corps and so the family moved around quite a bit. When she was 2, the family moved to Pennsylvania and when she was 15 they moved to Rockford, Ill.
She attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she met her future husband, Howard Gordon, and earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor degree in 1970. Lynne and Howard married in August 1968, which would have been 49 years this summer.
They moved to Long Island in 1970 and Lynne initially worked at a title company in Riverhead in 1971. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1972. Her first job as a lawyer was with a firm in Smithtown, but in 1985 she became a partner in a small firm in Riverhead. Soon she joined Scheinberg, Schnepps, De Petris and De Petris in Aquebogue. Later she joined Wickham, Wickham, Bressler, Gordon and Geasa in Mattituck. Finally she had a solo practice in Riverhead.
Lynne enjoyed traveling, classical music, playing the piano, photography, reading, crossword puzzles, movies and “Law and Order.” She was a director of the Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as a member of the boards of directors of Riverhead Free Library and Temple Israel of Riverhead.
She is survived by her husband, Howard; her son, Michael, of Sarasota, Fla.; her daughter, Bethe, of Los Angeles, Calif.; her brother, David Myers of Bettendorf, Iowa; her sisters, Lisa Rogers and Lori Myers of Eden Prairie, Minn.; and her two granddaughters, Maya and Kira of Sarasota.
A funeral was held at Temple Israel of Riverhead March 17.
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