Gordon Robert DelJanovan, 73, of Cogan Station passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on September 27, 2019. Born August 5, 1946 in Williamsport, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Leona (Watts) Deljanovan. Gordon was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and hero to many who knew and loved him.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda (Forsburg) DelJanovan, a son, Vincent (Tara) DelJanovan, Sunbury; two daughters, Belinda (Ron) Muschar, North Huntingdon, PA and Theresa (Eric) Hochfeld, Johnstown; four grandchildren, Lindsay and Aaron Muschar, Mitchell and Sophie Hochfeld; two brothers, Joseph (Barbara) DelJanovan, Cogan Station, and Edward DelJanovan, Bodines; four sisters, Mary (Robert) Butters, Williamsport, Dorothy Housel, Cogan Station, Patricia (Clarence) Moon, Williamsport, and Wilhelmenia (Floyd) Webster, Bodines; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Gordon is preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, Matthew, George and John DelJanovan and one sister, Connie DelJanovan.
Gordon proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Corporal. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was awarded many service medals. Gordon had a tremendous work ethic having worked construction for many years. He retired from Lundy Construction as an iron worker and foreman. His children and grandchildren loved hearing stories about the many Williamsport landmarks he helped to build, including his family home of nearly fifty years. In his retirement he enjoyed making heirloom furniture for his family and friends. Gordon was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt and spend time with family at their camp. Gordon traveled the world, first as a United States Marine, and then for leisure with his family. Gordon was a “gentle giant”, both a protector of his family and a tender-hearted Pappy to his grandchildren.
A graveside service at 11:00am at McNett Cemetery, 476 English Hill Road, Roaring Branch, PA and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Wheel Inn, Route 14, Roaring Branch, PA 17765 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org or 4219 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.
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