Historical society stalwart dies

Sid Gordon, a longtime advocate of local historical properties, died unexpectedly on Oct. 4. He was 64.

Born in Toronto in 1946, Gordon moved to the Crescenta Valley when he was 14. He was in the second graduating class of Crescenta Valley High School and later served two years in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. He returned to work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 20 years.

He was an early member of the Glendale Historical Society, and was part of the group that saved the Doctor's House. He spent several years of his life restoring the house, now a feature of Brand Park. Gordon was also a member of a couple of local car clubs.

He was a founding member of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley, and spent the last few years of his life volunteering at their activities. Gordon was also known as a collector of antique phonographs and records, vintage fountain pens, grandfather clocks, old radios and Troll Dolls.

Gordon is survived by his brother, Loren; a sister in Israel; and a stepfather in Tujunga. A memorial for Goron will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Feutz house, 614 S. Central Ave., in Glendale.

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