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HESS, Gordon H.

HESS, Gordon H.

Hess - Gordon H.
Mr. Gordon H. Hess, 93, of Fort Myers, FL, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, peacefully at home after a long illness. Gordon was a longtime resident of Buffalo where he graduated from Bennett High School in 1941. He attended The Citadel Military College and then served in the army, as a sergeant in the Leyte invasion of WWII. He was a first scout in the 96th division and earned a Bronze Star. He returned home and attended University of Buffalo earning a Business Administration degree. He started his business career as a salesman at Frontier Alkali Corporation and 35 years later he retired as the President. He was a member of Queen City Lodge #358, Buffalo Consistory and Ismailia Shrine. He was also a member of the NY State Laundry and Dry Cleaners Association and Transit Valley Country Club. He was an avid golfer and had 2 "holes in one". He attended The Chapel in Williamsville. He and his wife retired to Fort Myers, Florida in 1986 where he could enjoy golfing all year. Gordon is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda, and children Linda (AI) Flessel, Gary (Joan), Richard (Monica), Beth (Paul) Holmwood, Andrew (Stacia) Beimler and 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by daughter Sharon. Memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, Fort Myers.

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