Robert J. Gordon

Robert J. Gordon, 64, of Tribes Hill, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving family by his side. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Born February 18, 1949, to the late Carl and Regina Gordon, Robert spent most of his life living in the area. He was an employee of General Electric Co., in Schenectady, as a welder. Robert’s passion was bowling, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being outdoors. Robert also enjoyed socializing with family and friends at various restaurants. He was a family man and was able to spend his final months in the care of his son, Robert S. Gordon, with the aid of Hospice.

Survivors include his children, Robert S. Gordon and Matthew J. Gordon; brothers, Peter Gordon (Helen), Carl Gordon (Cheri), David Gordon, and William Gordon (Michelle); sisters, Debbie Aucompaugh (Lee), and Mary Talmadge; grandchildren, Allyson Gordon and Madison Gordon. Pamela Gordon Avery also survives.

The family invited relatives and friends to attend a calling period from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. An interment will immediately follow at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Canajoharie, N.Y. Memorial contributions can be made in Robert’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12210. Please visit and sign the family’s guestbook at

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