Gordon B. Gish


Gordon Beck Gish, 87, died peacefully at his home Saturday morning, November 23,2013 after many years of battling COPD.  Born in Los Angeles, California, on March 26, 1926 to Dwight Vernon and Louise Beck Gish, he was raised in both Cass and Tipton Counties, Indiana.

In 1944, after graduation from Tipton High School, he enlisted in the US Navy and served in World War II, he also served as a carrier pilot in the Korean Conflict.  He married his high school sweetheart, Doris Ann Watson, on September 4, 1949.

Gordon attended Muhlenberg College, both Purdue and Indiana Universities, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  He shared his lifelong love of learning with students at Greenfield and North Central High School in Indianapolis as a mathematics teacher, and later served as a postal carrier in Carmel, Indiana.

Gordon was preceded in death by his brother,Gene and his wife, Doris Ann.

He is survived by his children: Kurt (Maria), of Indianapolis; Debbie (Mike McKinney), of Iowa; Galen (Amy) of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his lady friend, Faye Price.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Robin Run Village beginning at 2PM and ending at 4PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington Township Schools Foundation.

Albertson’s Mortuary, Sherman Chapel

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