Susan B. Gordon 1934-2020

POLAND — Susan B. Gordon, 86, died early Tuesday morning, Oct. 13, 2020, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family.

Susan was born July 31, 1934, in Mercersburg, Pa., a daughter of the late John Leroy and Ida Grace (Myers) Strait.

Raised in Mercersburg, she was a graduate of James Buchanan High School.

Susan married Wilbur N. Gordon June 26, 1954, and became a dedicated homemaker. Shortly after their marriage, they relocated to Poland for Wilbur’s work, and in 1960, they opened their own business, Gordon Tree Expert Company.

Susan was a telephone operator for Pennsylvania Bell for several years before moving to Poland. She owned and operated Personally Yours Monogramming Shop in Poland from 1986 to 1997 and was the bookkeeper for her husband’s tree service for more than 40 years.

She was a volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman as a “cuddler” for more than five years. Susan attended New Life Church in Poland, where she volunteered at the church food bank for several years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and being in the outdoors.

Susan is survived by her four children, Guthrie “Gus” S. Gordon of New Middletown, Rhonda D. (Danny) Brothers of Austintown, Julie L. (Daniel) Kautzman of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dana V. (Stephen) Deemer of New Middletown; five grandchildren, Kari L. Brothers of Austintown, Timothy W. (Amanda) Brothers of Austintown, Mark A. (Crystal) Kautzman of Fort Wayne, Ind., Brian M. (Joye) Kautzman of Bonneau, S.C., and Mathew L. Kautzman of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Willow Grace and Wyatt J. Brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, and husband,Wilbur, who died April 20, 2011, Susan was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Kistler and June McClanhan.

There will be funeral services 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland, with Steve Simmons, ordained minister, officiating. Family and friends may call from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Due to COVID-19, the 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask visitors not staying for the service, do not linger after seeing the Gordon family.

Interment will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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