Reflections on My Father - He Did It His Way

My father, Jerome A Gordon, arguably the most accomplished and “colorful” non-celebrity I had known or could know, passed away last week at 87, a few days after falling down a flight of stairs, and just a week after celebrating our daughter’s wedding (Ranana & Benjamin). I share his remarkable story. Given his regular workouts, his healthy eating, and that his mother lived until 103, if it were not for his accident, we expected him to live, and vibrantly so, until 100 or more. Unfortunately, he apparently took a wrong turn in the middle of the night, fell down the steps and fractured several vertebrae, cracked ribs, and damaged his spleen. His family mourners included my mother, Beverly (6

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