Gordon Wilfred Hamson

Gordon Wifred Hamson - West Henrietta, NY - Rochester Cremation

West Henrietta, NY – October 23, 2020 at age 72.

Predeceased by mother Margaret Hamson and father Wilfred Hamson. Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Sue Ellen Hamson; Proud father of Jeffrey (Jennifer) Hamson and Justin Hamson; Boompa to Jake and Joel Hamson; Dear brother to Hazel Klein; other family and friends.

Retired after 34 years from the Cherry Hill, NJ School District as the District Cable Television Coordinator. Dedicated, but often frustrated, Philadelphia Eagles fan. Classic film buff. Life-long Trekkie. Skilled photographer and videographer. Proud electric car owner. Gadget collector who always had to be on the bleeding edge.

Thanks to the staff at Strong Memorial Hospital for the care they provided.

Since he hated to be the center of attention, there will be no formal service.

In lieu of flowers, donations toward a memorial plaque in his name at the Eastman Museum’s Dryden Theatre would be greatly appreciated: https://bit.ly/3oDXobQ

He will be dearly missed by friends and family.

“Death is that state in which one only exists in the memory of others; which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes, just good memories. Hailing frequencies closed, sir.” – Lt. Tasha Yar, Star Trek: The Next Generation

9 Condolences

  1. Jane Satanoff on October 28, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Sue Ellen,
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family
    Jane Satanoff

  2. Dave Hauss on October 28, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I’m glad to have known him since I was a kid, and was able to share his love of movies, videography etc. I remember my father and Gordon getting together in Marlton and talking video, movies etc. I have found memories of working with him when I was a student at West with channel 19 etc. I also remember years later, when I got married, at my wedding, were he graciously took over the camera and video taped my wedding.

  3. Liz Lander on October 29, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Sue ellen,Jeff ,and Justin so so sorry for your lose. I know this next year will be hard but remember you have each other (Me) and God above. I love you all!!

  4. Jeanne Kiefner on October 29, 2020 at 9:39 am

    SueEllen, Gordon’s Cherry Hill West family have missed him since he left us in retirement.
    There are so many wonderful memories of his talents and quiet manner. He was loved by so many. So sorry for your loss at this time of everyone’s life. May all his wonder sustain you and the boys.

  5. Brandy Carel on October 30, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    SueEllen and Family,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of Gordon. He was a wonderful person and your relationship was truly special. Even in the midst of her Alzheimer’s, Hazel speaks about Gordon often. She remembers him as her young brother and only has happy things to say of him. We are sending our love and praying for you in this difficult time.
    Brandy and Hazel

  6. Mary McKenzie on October 31, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    SueEllen & Family,
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of Gordon. I enjoyed my time working with Gordon at Cherry Hill High School West. I have many fond memories of Gordon during my time working in the West Library. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary McKenzie

  7. Keith & Peggy Beck Haines on November 1, 2020 at 9:54 am

    SueEllen & Family,
    We were shocked to hear about Gordon’s death. He was an integral part of the Cherry Hill West & East families. He had a special talent as a videographer of making us all look better than we were. I know the students join us in expressing our thanks for all he did for us. We all loved him and were happy you were able to share these past years in West Henrietta. We still remember our wonderful visit and lunch.

  8. Trace Slobotkin on November 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    SueEllen & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I have the fondest memories of Gordon. He always encouraged my love of film and it was such a pleasure to talk to him about the classics. The things he taught me about being a cameraman put me miles ahead of the other kids when I got into film school. One of his best attributes was that.he never talked down to the students he worked with. He always treated us as equals and made us feel like we were professionals. I’ll always remember shooting the winter high school concerts when poor Gordon would be outside in the van, freezing his butt off! He will be missed greatly but his spirit will be with us forever…

  9. Maryann Hauss on November 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Dearest Sue Ellen,
    I am heartbroken for you and your family.
    Hard to imagine a world without Gordon and Allen and Joe. I choose to believe that they are together watching movies, critiquing them and enjoying the differences of opinions. I remember the Halloween parades with their made dashes to get to all the schools to film the kids, the snow day announcements where someone had to brave the storm to go to school and put it on TV and how everyone wanted to hang out in the office and studio with our guys. Special men, indeed!

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