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Riverside Memorial Chapel

180 West 76Th Street, New York, NY

OBITUARY

GORDON WILSON

August 3, 1936June 4, 2019

GORDON WILSON was born on August 3, 1936 and passed away on June 4, 2019.

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Larry Grant

June 13, 2019

Gordon and I came to New York from Glasgow in 1963. I have fond memories of our trip over on the old Queen Elizabeth, in particular finding our way to the first class bar, we were traveling steerage, and spending much of the voyage drinking where we were not supposed to be. On arrival in NYC we stayed at the YMCA on West 34th Street and Eight Avenue - now a condo - before finding a furnished apartment at 135 Macdougal Street.

That was the beginning of our life in NY at an unbelievably interesting time in the city. We reveled in getting to know Greenwich Village and a whole new world, meeting some wonderful people along the way, many of them at the now long gone English Pub on Sixth Avenue. We hadn’t seen each other in a few years but talked and reminisced on the phone at least once a year.

Gordon’s passing has brought many memories flooding back and I will forever regret that I was not able to visit him before he died. My thoughts go out to Deborah and Gordon’s family and friends.

Larry Grant

Larry Grant

June 13, 2019

Gordon and I came to New York from Glasgow in 1963. I have fond memories of our trip over on the old Queen Elizabeth, in particular finding our way to the first class bar, we were traveling steerage, and spending much of the voyage drinking where we were not supposed to be. On arrival in NYC we stayed at the YMCA on West 34th Street and Eight Avenue - now a condo - before finding a furnished apartment at 135 Macdougal Street.

That was the beginning of our life in NY at an unbelievably interesting time in the city. We reveled in getting to know Greenwich Village and a whole new world, meeting some wonderful people along the way, many of them at the now long gone English Pub on Sixth Avenue. We hadn’t seen each other in a few years but talked and reminisced on the phone at least once a year.

Gordon’s passing has brought many memories flooding back and I will forever regret that I was not able to visit him before he died. My thoughts go out to Deborah and Gordon’s family and friends.

Larry Grant

julie Grower

June 7, 2019

From playing pictionary on Fire Island, to swimming at Sag Harbor, to Christmas Eve in Manhattan, my memories of Gordon were of a smart, funny, loving Scotsman who made my mother's best friend Barbara very, very happy. R.I.P. Gordon. You lit up a lot of lives.