Jane R. ( Newell) Gordon, 79


Jane R. ( Newell) Gordon, 79, of Mountain Street, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, following a long illness.


 Born on June 21, 1928, in Peasville, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ralph and Anna (Sears) Newell.

 Jane attended Whitehall school system.  She worked for many years at the Whitehall Silk Mill, worked as a buyer for the Fair Haven Outlet until it closed and in her later years, she was co-owner of Gordon’s Newsroom in Whitehall.

 She was a past Exalted Lady for the Fawns of the B.P.O. E. Lodge #1491 for 2-1/2 terms and a member of that group for many years.

 Jane enjoyed car racing, playing the organ, attending to her roses in the flower garden, her love for her children, crocheting and talking around the world on her computer.

 She married Herman J. Gordon on July 29, 1950, and he passed away on Sept. 27, 1987.

 Besides her parents and her husband, Jane is predeceased by one daughter, Linda LaMay, who died on Nov. 20, 1952; four brothers, Malcolm Newell, Robert Newell, Kenneth Newell and Richard Newell and one sister, Kathleen Manning.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet LaChapelle and her husband, Donald of Gansevoort, two sons, Danny J. Gordon and Lance Gordon and his companion, Cherie Ballard and her son, Tim, all of Whitehall; her grandchildren, Tammy Bushika and her husband, Dale, Timothy Cook and his wife, Lori, Katie Cook and her husband, Justin, Brad Gordon and companion, Jamie McKee, Danny Gordon II and his wife, Michelle, Shannon Gordon, Amy Swears and her husband, Eran, and Jill Lord; great grandchildren, Kera Bushika, Samantha Bushika and Dylan Bushika, Sonya Stevens and her husband, Clay, Brian Cook II and his companion, Megan Rubrecht, Soleil Cook and her companion, Ron Gordon, Brittany Lord, Brandon Lord and Brooklyn Lord; great-great-grandchildren, Cale Bushika, Gwen Gordon, Hayley Stevens, Hanna Stevens, Morgan Stevens and Landon Stevens and two more on the way; two sisters, Patricia (Newell) Cooper and Sue (Newell) O’Stein.

 A funeral service was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., at 46 Williams Street in Whitehall, by Rev. Roberta Proper, officiating.

 Interment will be in the spring in Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall.



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