Elwin G. Gorton of Whitehall, N.Y., formally of Newtown, Conn., born on Feb. 17, 1942, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 10, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle, N.Y. after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Donna Jimatis-Gorton, son Donald John-Parker Gorton both of Whitehall, N.Y.; daughter Amanda Malota and her husband Joe of Stratford, Conn.; son Daniel Gorton and his wife Amanda of Shelton, Conn.; daughter Donna King of Waterbury, Conn.; Daughter Mary Banks and her husband Robert of Beacon Falls, Conn.; eight grandchildren: Danielle, Brennan and Ean Malota; Sophia Gorton; Sean Pequigney and his wife Candace of Fort Myers, Fla. and Heather Jimenez of Smyrna, Tenn.; Bethanie Banks; Connor Banks, 2 great-grandchildren Mason Pequigney and Isaiah Jimenez; sister-in-law Dianne Gorton, nephew Mark Gorton and his wife Stephanie and 2 great nieces Emily and Abby all of Ariz. (formally of Milford, Conn.). He was predeceased by his parents Burton Parker Gorton and Marjorie Mae (Hill) of Vt. and his brother Ralph Gorton. Elwin was a former fire chief of Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department in Monroe, Conn. He was one of the original commissioners of Monroe’s EMS and former EMT. He also worked for Parker’s Dairy and Cross-Hill Sanitation.
His family bequeathed his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical in Albany, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to: AFTD; Radnor Station; Building 2, Suite 320; 290 King of Prussia RD; Radnor, PA 19087. http://www.theaftd.org. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date by the family.