Penfield, NY: Born December 2, 1934 in White Plains, NY, he passed September 11, 2022 at age 87. Gordon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Wenner (Wall); his son, Gordon Douglas Wenner (Claudia) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his daughter, Lisa Wenner McCrickard (Scott); grandchildren Gordon Lee, Grady Andrew, and Gwendolyn June of Blacksburg, VA; and other dear family and friends.
Gordon was an avid softball player and a loyal fan of NY Yankees baseball. He was inducted into the Rochester SSSA Softball Hall of Fame in 2012. He was a member of Penfield Racquet Club for several decades. Gordon enjoyed collecting and categorizing stamps and coins. He was a volunteer driver for Penfield Ambulance and for SOFI of Perinton. He enjoyed traveling–especially to places with surf. He liked to keep his mind sharp with Sudoku, crosswords, Quiddler, and Jeopardy!
Gordon retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1991 after 27 years of service. He worked on photofinishing for the Kodak Disc camera project, microfiche, and numerous other initiatives. After his first retirement, he became a tax preparer at H&R Block. Gordon earned a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1956 and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Gordon is remembered as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in Gordon’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation (https://Parkinson.org ) or the Miracle Field for differently-abled ball players (https://
Sending love and hugs. Gordon was an exceptional person- calm and reasoned, accepting of circumstances as they come..he will be missed by all who knew and loved him…
We will miss Gordon very much and sending our very best to Mary Jane and her family. Gordon was a wonderful, kind man, and great neighbor. We will miss him very much. Don, Stacey, & Kate (Louise too)
Sending Mary Jane and her family my prayers. Gordon will be missed by all. He was a wonderful husband and father. May you find peace at this time.
To Mary Jane, Doug, and Lisa, I offer my condolence at the passing of your husband and father. I am sure that you “children ” are Gordon’s proudest legacy. With sympathy, Pat VanKouwenberg
To Mary Jane and Family ,Thinking of you all at this sad time .He was such a kind and gentle spirit with a great sense of humor . Thoughts and prayers are with you Jeannie and Fred
Mary Jane, that photo is just how I remember Gordon. 🙂 Praying God’s comfort for you and your family.
Love & sweet memories,