ROBERT D. GORDON Oct. 15, 1927 - July 22, 2022

My father, who was born in Colorado City, Texas, passed away at the age of 94.

He was a remarkable man. With the exception of his service in World War II and Korea, and a few years with the government in Washington, D.C., his career was spent in the broadcast industry. As a pioneer broadcaster and television personality, he helped build a television station from the ground up in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the 1950s.

Dad spent the rest of his professional career as a broadcast executive, much of it in Cincinnati, Ohio, as vice president and general manager of WCPO-TV. During his time in Cincinnati, he served as the chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters and was honored by the establishment of a City of Hope Medical Research Fellowship in his name.

He retired in 2001 as president and CEO of Boston University Communications. During his lifetime, he was a championship horseman, marksman, boat enthusiast, artist, golfer and dedicated family man.

He dearly loved his family, which included his wife of 72 years, Jeanne, sons Bob Jr., Jeff and Gus, his daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchild. He approached every aspect of his life with 100% effort, dedication and decency.

His son, Gus Gordon

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