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“I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a good classmate and friend. We will all miss him. Harry Lively ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Harry Lively - Roy, WA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordon's family. I remember him as always having a smile on his face and being such a kind person to everyone. He...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Bernie Tofte - vancouver, WA

“I enjoyed working with Gordon in the yard department, he was a great mechanic and a good person to know. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Nick Richardson - Washougal, WA

“Gordon was a very special man and will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers go out to the family. May the Lord surround you with his comfort and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Clois and Geneva Batten - Camas, WA

GORDON EUGENE WURZER MAY 9, 1944 – OCTOBER 14, 2011 After a 4-week long battle with metastatic melanoma, Gordon Wurzer passed away peacefully at his Fern Prairie home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 44 years, daughter Deborah, granddaughter Katelin, son Eric and his wife, Rebecca, grandson Joseph, and mother Elizabeth. He also leaves sisters, Irene Allen and Darlene Croswell (Dale), brother, Tom Wurzer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman, and brother, Ivan. Gordon was born May 9, 1944 in Vancouver, WA. The family moved to G Street in Washougal when he was two. In 1959, the Smith family, including 11-year-old Linda, moved next door. A loving romance grew out of their friendship. Gordon graduated from Washougal High School in 1963, spent 3 years in the U.S. Army, and worked at the Camas paper mill for 37 ½ years. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, including taking many camping trips. He also enjoyed being a mechanic, craftsman, and classic car enthusiast. He was a kind and generous man with many friends. Gordon will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humor, patience, and willingness to teach people of all ages. A rosary service will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Camas. The funeral mass will follow on Friday, October 21 at 12PM at St. Thomas. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10AM to 5PM at Straub's Funeral Home in Camas. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Melanoma Research Foundation. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit www.straubsfuneralhome.com.

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