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Gordon, Ezra age 88, Architect, beloved husband of the late Jennie (nee Greenberg) for over 66 years, loving father of Cheryl (Mark) VanAusdal, Rana (Michael Oremland) Gordon, and Judy (David Eichhorn) Gordon, adored "zaidie" of Karen (Gordon Wright) VanAusdal, Jeremy and Sarah Oremland, and Deena Eichhorn, proud great-grandfather of Jonah Wright, cherished brother of Aaron (Ellie) Gordon, fond brother-in-law of Chaikey (the late Danny) Greenberg, special uncle to many nieces and nephews, and devoted friend of many. He had a strong liberal, ethical consciousness which shaped his friendships, professional choices and responses to political and social issues. He was a critical thinker, passionately devoted to Jewish identity and culture. Service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago. Interment Jewish Waldheim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Habonim, 8707 Skokie Boulevard, #LL-2; Skokie, IL 60077, or, to Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Avenue; Chicago, 60604 ([email protected]). Directed by the Weinstein Funeral Home North Shore Chapel, 847-256-5700.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times from June 30 to July 1, 2009
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