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.