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III Nicol Weatherston Gordon

January 27, 1946 October 22, 2011
III Nicol Weatherston Gordon
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Obituary for III Nicol Weatherston Gordon

Nicol Weatherston Gordon III, a longtime resident of Commerce Township, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 22, 2011. He was 65 years old.

Born on January 27, 1946 to Nicol, Jr. and Cecilia (nee Zielinski) in Buffalo, New York, Nick spent his childhood years in the Buffalo area. While attending junior high he met Patricia Dill, whom he would later marry on November 25, 1967.

After his high school graduation, Nick enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as a contracted bagpiper in Washington D.C. and achieved the rank of Sgt. He had the honor of piping for our nations leaders and fallen soldiers as they were laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. After almost two years in the US Air Force Pipe Band, Nick was honorably discharged and enrolled at Michigan State University. He was awarded his Bachelor�s Degree and entered the advertising industry. In 1989 Nick and Pat decided to begin their own advertising company, which they operated out of their home. Nick was responsible for sales and Pat maintained the books; as partners in business, as in marriage and parenting, they were a great team.

Nick was a devoted and attentive father to his daughters, Jennifer and Krista. They flourished under his loving ways, learning from an early age the value of living right, the importance of earning and showing respect and that success, both personal and professional, comes from hard work and dedication. He travelled with them to their sporting events and many dance competitions, always reinforcing his love of them and the values he knew were important.

Known throughout his life for his strength of character, Nick also worked hard to keep himself in good physical shape. He was an avid body builder, lifting and weight training at the gym Monday through Friday, even on holidays. He paid special attention to his appearance and was always well groomed and well dressed.

A proud Scotsman through and through, Nick provided for his family, stood for his beliefs and treated with great care with his friends, loved ones and of course... his pipes! To those fortunate enough to know him, his loss is great; but the memories of his laughter and the lessons he shared will forever echo like the beautiful music he piped.

He is survived by Pat (nee. Dill), his beloved wife of 43 years; daughters, Jennifer (Dan) Wrobleski and Krista (Tom) Beller; grandchildren, Avery, Andrew, Madelyn, Ava; sister, Sue (Tom) Gallie; and other extended family members and many dear friends who join the family in mourning the loss while giving thanks to God for his life among them.

A Funeral Service will be held at Milford Presbyterian Church, 238 N Main Street, Thursday, October 27, at 2 PM. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Wednesday from 2-9 PM with a Masonic Service at 7PM. Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

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