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Deborah Gordon

July 31, 1953 — October 15, 2015

Dateline: Mt. Savage

Deborah Joan Gordon, 62, of Mt. Savage, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the WMHS Regional Medical Center.

Born on July 31, 1953, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Jesse H. (Fury) Gordon. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her two brothers-in-law, John F. Reith Jr. and Allan G. Foster, who was very special to her.

Deborah attended Pullen School in Frostburg and Gephart School and Friends Aware in Cumberland.  In later years, she was cared for in her home in Mt. Savage by her family and caregivers from Arc of Washington.  In the past year, she was a resident of Lions Center. Debbie was a happy person who loved having her family around her.  Her quick smile made her a friend with everyone.

She was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God in Midlothian.

Surviving are her brother and sisters, Shirley M. Reith, Ellerslie, Wila J. Shimer  and husband Alan, LaVale, Hazel L. Foster, LaVale, William F. Gordon and wife Lois,  Cumberland, Lela D. Lavin and husband Joe, Finzel, Bonita S. Skidmore and husband Harvey Jr., Midlothian, and Mark D. Gordon, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, MD, on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from noon to 2 pm.

Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 pm with Rev. Rob Culler officiating,

Interment will follow at Frostburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions, in Debbie’s name, be made to Friends Aware, 1601 Holland Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or Lions Center, 901 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502.

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