Charles Sylvester Gordon was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Union to E. O. (Elby) and Mavis Gordon.

He died July 3, 2014, at the age of 74, after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Gordon served his country in the US Air Force from 1957-1977.

He was preceded in death by two children, Elizabeth Gordon, and Charles Robert Gordon; and a brother Harold Gordon.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gordon of Atwater, Calif.; son, James Gordon of Merced, Calif.; sister, Lydia Watkins of Philadelphia; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

There were no services held, at the request of the deceased.