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Dr. Donald Gordon Of Ridgefield, With Two Offices In Fairfield County, Dies Suddenly

Dr. Donald Gary Gordon
Dr. Donald Gary Gordon Photo Credit: Contributed photo

A "dedicated physician" with two offices in Fairfield County, Dr. Donald Gordon, of Ridgefield, died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at age 64.

Gordon was born to Leo and Fryda Gordon on June 15, 1955, in Schenectady, New York.

Dr. Gordon earned his bachelor of science from American University in 1977, and a doctor of medicine (MD) from the Emory School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory Hospital in 1984 and his gastroenterology hepatology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in 1986.

He was a gastroenterologist in private practices in Danbury and Newtown for over 30 years. 

Gordon was a  dedicated physician who had an outstanding reputation for exceptional care. He was a compassionate man, who was committed to ensuring the health and well-being of his patients, said the obituary.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janine Gordon; his daughter, Arielle, and her husband Matthew; his sons, Douglas and Jeremy; his grandson, James; his parents, Leo and Fryda; mother-in-law, Emily; two brothers, Jerry and Steven, and many other family members, friends, and colleagues.

Gordon enjoyed spending summers at the shore in Avalon, New Jersey. His hobbies included fishing, scuba diving, and watching boxing matches. 

He was an avid gardener, collector of sports memorabilia, and fan of his favorite team, the New York Yankees, said the obituary.

Charitable contributions are asked to Kevin’s Community Center here or at 25 Commerce Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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