Calling Hours:Gordon’s memory will be celebrated at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Gordon Dickinson McArdle


It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon D. McArdle announces his passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Michele, and son

Phillip, and stepchildren Joshua and Jessica Trupin.  Gordon will also be remembered by his 3 grandchildren, David, Julian and Bridget.  He was predeceased by his brother Alan.

Born in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, Gordon became a research metallurgist, emigrating to the United States in the 1950’s, when he began his career with Climax Molybdenum, later AMAX, where he would spend his entire career until

Retirement in 1987.  During this time Gordon contributed to the success of many

Endeavors, the most recognizable being the Polaris missile program, Detroit authomakers, the Jaws of Life rescue device, and countless more, earning several

Patents along the way before his promotion to Director of Corporate Communications at Amax World Headquarters in Greenwich.

Gordon was a classically trained and accomplished singer, longtime member of the South Norwalk Boat Club, and in his later years, a world class breeder of champion Boxer show dogs.

Gordon’s memory will be celebrated at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Shelter, 4 Merritt Street, Norwalk, CT  06854.

  1. I am blessed to have known Gordon via my job at the Climax Molybdenum Co. lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan, starting in 1965. He was a strong contributor to molybdenum, and later zirconium, technology. An optimist, expansive thinker, and fountainhead of knowledge, Gordon was always bursting with stories and information he just couldn’t keep to himself, and delighted all of us with his witty style. In recent years his calls and emails were a frequent source of joy. Thanks to him, I learned the fascinating international intrigue of the Climax/AMAX organization, and enjoyed viewing collections of the most beautiful staircases and stunning rock & cave formations from America and distant lands. Also, an Ann Arbor friend is free of his piercing gout pain, thanks to the simple recipe that Gordon had learned from his father’s WW-I buddy, and that he shared with about 25 gout victims in Connecticut, and me. I already miss Gordon……….his death leaves a sizeable hole in my heart. Gordon, R.I.P.

    April 24, 2018
    David Sponseller, Ann Arbor, Michigan -
  • He had FOUR grandchildren. Four. His granddaughter Cordelia wasn’t a sheep like the rest of them and was shunned.

    April 28, 2018
    Laura Euler -
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