Frank "Jim" Gordon, 97, longtime resident of Littleton, Massachusetts, passed away on July 20, 2021 at the Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley after a valiant fight against cancer.
Jim was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 16, 1924 to Frank and Ella Gordon.
Jim was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn Campbell Gordon and his son, Scott. Jim is survived by his daughter, Jill "Holly" and her husband, Jim Calder; three beloved grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Akari, Katherine Calder Mitchell and her husband, Michael Mitchell and Michael Patrick Calder. He derived great joy from his two great grandchildren: Karin (age five) and Senan (age two).
Jim served in World War II with the 303rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division. He developed a fascination for aircraft as a liaison pilot. He crossed Europe through France and Germany and helped liberate a concentration camp. He later served in the Pacific Theater of War and was part of the occupation of Japan.
Jim was a safety engineer. He enjoyed traveling to many clients and identifying and solving safety problems. Jim had a great passion for wolves and supported several wolf rescue organizations. He loved to laugh and played many pranks on beloved family and friends.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim for a period of visitation from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Friday July 23, 2021 in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. His funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 24, 2021 in the Littleton Congregational Church, UCC, 330 King Street, Littleton. Interment with US Army honors will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Road, Littleton.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Jim's name be made to:
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Shriners Hospital for Children
51 Blossom St
Boston, MA 02114
Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton MA, 01460 978-486-3709 www.badgerfuneral.com