Gordon Harmon, 66 of Dunellen, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 23 at RWJUH in Somerville. Born in Johnstone, Scotland, he was the son of the late Frederick and Jean (Riddell) Harmon.
Gordon was born in Scotland and lived in Canada before moving to Elizabeth, NJ at age 11 for 16 years and then living the rest of his life in Dunellen, NJ. He worked at Pepsi Bottling Co. for the last 26 years and at Thomas & Betts previous to that. Gordon had a love of travelling and adventure. He loved photography and taking pictures of the Dunellen Destroyers and his family. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed passing his love of gardening to his granddaughter. Gordon was a huge lover of sports. He was a diehard Colt fan following them for his entire adult life. One of his greatest joys was watching them win the Superbowl in 2007. Gordon enjoyed all sports with his children and coached all three of them for the Dunellen Elks in Little League Baseball. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and playing with his granddaughters over the last four years.
Gordon was predeceased by his loving parents Frederick and Jean Harmon. He is survived by his brother and two sisters, Michael and his wife Cathy of Edison, Mari and her husband Mario of Manchester and Lorrie and her husband Rick of Middletown, Pa, along with his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his three children, Kyle and his wife Kasey of Swansea, MA, Jennifer Harmon of Dunellen and Steven Harmon of Dunellen and his three beautiful granddaughters Samantha, Jayanah and Sara, who were the light of his life. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Loretta Harmon of Dunellen.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave in Dunellen. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00am at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Dunellen. Cremation will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or a charity of your choice.
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