It is with deep sadness that the family of Gordon McLaren of Englewood, FL announce his passing on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Born in White Plains, NY on May 22, 1953, Gordon is survived by his wife of 8 years, Karen Phillips, and sister, Alice Thomas, of Englewood, FL; special grandson, Edward “Robby” Storey Jr. (Kendra) of Harrison, ME; stepdaughters Oliva (Seth) Grass, Lake George, NB and Gillian Christie, Oromocto NB, Canada; nephew Ryan Thomas, Las Vegas, NV; two great nephews; several step-children, step-grandchildren, and great step-grandchildren, step-nephews and step-nieces as well as many friends including Richard “Ernie” Evans.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents, George and Jean (nee Smith) McLaren; his first wife of 32 years, Ruby McLaren (nee Andrews); and nephew Jason Thomas.
Gordon graduated from Daycroft School in 1971 and went on to earn two bachelor degrees in business and forestry from Unity College in Maine. He spent his career as woodworker and school custodian.
Outside of his work, Gordon enjoyed many years as a base umpire for the baseball league in Harrison, ME, and was a member of the committee that created the Field of Dreams. Gordon spent over 30 years as a volunteer for the Red Cross as well as 10 years as a volunteer camp host at Sebago Lake State Park and 8 years with Donate Life New England. Nothing would make Gordon happier than knowing you have made the decision to become an organ donor.
Gordon’s family would like to express our profound gratitude for the care Gordon received by his many doctors and nurses who helped him maintain a vibrant life following a liver transplant in 2011. You are all greatly appreciated.
A memorial service will take place in Harrison, ME at a date in the spring, to be determined.
If you wish, donations in Gordon’s memory to Donate Life New England would be appreciate.