Hugh Gordon, Jr. (Len) passed away on September 8, 2023, with his family by his side.
Born on December 22, 1952, to Hugh and Betty Gordon, Len grew up in Baltimore and attended Towson State University before signing up for the Air Force during Vietnam. He later graduated from Hood College. In 1975, he married the love of his life, Melissa Snead, and they had two daughters, Katie and Kerrie.
Len worked as a mechanical engineer in small equipment manufacturing. His work ethic and sense of humor made him well-loved among his colleagues and friends. In 1998, Len and Melissa built their dream home in Keymar, Maryland, where he resided until his death.
Len was a lifelong Orioles fan and cheered for the Ravens. He bowled duckpins, loved playing cards and games, was a voracious reader, and made a mean bloody mary. He was a meticulous bookkeeper and maintained a perfectly clear pool.
Len loved music - Motown in particular but anything danceable was on his playlist. In the 90s, his family enjoyed country western dancing at the Walkersville Fire Hall. Always a leader, he became president of the FCWDA and led the association for years. Len and Melissa traveled often; his favorite destinations were Greece, England, and camping at Trap Pond State Park.
Len had a great mind and loved solving problems. He was unendingly capable and could build or fix anything. He was fearless to give something new a try, putting forth all his energy and focus. He had a warm teaching quality and enjoyed passing his vast knowledge onto his children. He kept us all laughing with his sharp wit and kept us on course with his patience and wisdom. He treasured being at home, working around his property, traveling with Melissa, and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to Melissa, Kate, and Kerrie, Len is survived by his sons-in-law, Matt and Frank, and his grandchildren Dulaney, Owen, Colin, and Anthony. He will be remembered by his family as a wonderful husband, an amazing dad, and an adoring Pap.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.