J. "Pat" Howard Jordan

June 14, 1933July 2, 2021

J. "Pat" Howard Jordan

Stanwood, MI

J. Howard Jordan (Pat), 88, passed away peacefully in Bay City, MI on July 2nd, 2021, surrounded by family after complications from heart surgery. He was born on June 14th, 1933 in Lansing, Michigan to Howard & Nina Jordan. He is survived by his sister, Norma Jean McGuffey and her three sons-Ret. Lieutenant Colonel David (Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Tina) McGuffey, Dr. Patrick (Cindy) McGuffey, Greg (Kathy) McGuffey; niece Jill Stevens, nephews Howard T. Jordan (Teri), Richard H. Jordan (Patty), and Christopher M. Jordan (Jill). He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Richard A. Jordan

Our Uncle Pat grew up in the Lansing and Durand, MI area, and was a football and track star at Durand High School. He joined the Marines in 1952. He was wounded in battle in Korea and received two Purple Hearts. Following his Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant in 1960, Pat moved to New York City, where he worked in modeling and was a radio DJ for the Mutual Broadcasting System, producing radio shows for Red Barber and others. After moving back to the East Lansing, MI area, he followed in the footsteps of his father and had a long and successful career in furniture sales, primarily with Estes Furniture and the Pilgrim House in Okemos, MI. Pat was a civil war buff, historian, family archivist, hunter, fisherman, and caretaker to his beloved cat, J. Edgar. He will be deeply missed.

Graveside Service on Saturday, July 31st, 11am @ Evergreen Cemetery-2600 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing,MI 48910


31 July

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Evergreen Cemetery

2600 E. Mt. Hope Rd
Lansing, MI 48910


J. "Pat" Howard Jordan

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David Coats

July 18, 2021

Pat came to work for us shortly after we opened the Pilgrim House and became an important part of the foundation on which our company was built. He remained a loyal and dedicated employee for over twenty years, during which time he consistently ranked at the top in performance. It was more than just a job for him, as he had a love for furniture and a sense of satisfaction assisting his customers in decorating their homes. He made a lasting impression on those who knew him and will be remembered with fondness.