by | Dec 1, 2017 | Obituaries

Williamsburg —Baron Jack Gordon, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Rose Salsbury Gordon and George M. Gordon.

He attended Maury High School and graduated from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. He served in the U. S. Navy as an officer aboard the U.S.S. Midway.

He married Ellin Bachrach, and after leaving the Navy they moved to New York City. While there, he joined the New York Stock Exchange and remained a member for nearly a half century. He was an avid collector of books and folk art. A large portion of his collection is on permanent exhibition at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ellin; a son, Jonathan R. Gordon of Champaign, Ill; two daughters, Rose Patricia Allgood and Alison G. Watters, and their spouses Patrick Allgood and Shawn Watters, all of Williamsburg, Va; and a grandson, John Patrick “J.P.” Allgood of Williamsburg.

A graveside funeral service was conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered to the family through