Gordon Dick
Roslyn High School - Class of 1957
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 Gordon passed away on September 11, 2008

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We received the following bio information from Jeanette, Gordon's wife:

       Gordon Coe Dick was born in 1939 in Mineola and lived in Roslyn Estates. His older brother,Thomas Crawford Dick, died in 2002. His younger sister, Sandra Jayne Hayes now lives in Shreveport, LA.
       Graduating from Hobart College, Gordon worked for a Manhattan based advertising agency and was then stationed in Fort Dix, NJ as a member of the US Army. Completing active duty, he was hired by Abraham & Strauss, working as an assistant buyer in Brooklyn, NY.
       Gordon and I were married in June 1963 and had two children, Kristin Noel and Gordon Coe,Jr. Our first house was in Setauket. We then built a house in Belle Terre in 1968 where I still reside.
       An independent clothing retailer during the 1960’s and 70’s, Gordon designed and built his first store in Setauket, NY, The Squire’s Den, in 1965. Moving “up the road”, a larger store was established as the first discount operation in Suffolk County. During this time, he designed and manufactured his own line of women’s clothing under the name Yankee Peddler. His last enterprise before retirement and following in his father’s footsteps was the Selden Plaza House of Spirits, a liquor store.
       As an innovative designer and builder, Gordon maintained his interest in boating and classic cars throughout his working career and retirement. Although he restored many cars, Ford Mustang, Camaro, Austin Healey, MGB among others, his favorite was his MG TC “SAFTFAST” which won “best in class” in several competitions and was highlighted on the back cover of the August 2005 edition of the Sacred Octagon.
       Each of the boats was a source of pride for Gordon. He would make sure that every detail was perfect. After his “dream” boat, a 42’ Egg Harbor Motor Yacht, he found his best “Egg” in the 37’ Over Easy.
       Gordon Coe Dick was proud of his Scottish heritage from his father Alexander, as well as his family’s ancestral roots in the history of Long Island. His mother, Nathalie Townsend (nee) Willis enjoyed full privileges of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (see Major Thomas Jones and Sarah Townsend, Raynham Hall)
       Gordon was someone who always offered a solution to a problem extending his hand to help and giving of his time and energy to others. He was a man who touched many lives. The outpouring of sympathy and condolences from friends has been overwhelming. Gordon was also my friend, advocate, companion, partner and true love.

Jeanette Dick
November 2008

The class sent flowers and some of us, including Dave Benson, Tony DiPrima and Neil Abelson attended the funeral. You can see a photo of Gordon and Jeanette here

You can see Gordon in this photo of Miss Samulson's Roslyn Heights School 3rd grade class at Neal Galione's home. Gordon is in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left between Michael Thompson and Dave Benson and behind Barbara Hagen. Click here to enlarge.