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Robert “Bob” Gordon, D.D.S.

Of Bayside, originally from Racine, passed away January 17th, 2020.

Beloved husband of Harriet Gordon. Dear father of Julie, Lori and Dr. Michael Gordon. Further survived by his nephews, other relatives and wonderful friends. Family was everything to him. His love for his beautiful wife and ability to make her smile was enough to light up a room. His support of his children’s many activities and accomplishments was a source of pride for him. Nothing made him happier than to gather his family at the table to talk about their lives always asking many a question.

As an orthodontist in the North Shore for over 45 years who lived and breathed his profession, he was known for helping his patients develop magnificent smiles-something that patients gladly loved to show off whenever they ran into him around town. He was highly respected by his patients, their families and colleagues alike. His personal belief in the importance of education extended to his commitment to teaching at Marquette University School of Dentistry and the Orthodontics Program for more than 50 years.

His ability to make friends everywhere he went was a result of his quick wit, genuine interest in others and desire to help those around him succeed. He was a voracious reader of books and newspapers, loved to travel, attend the theater and support causes dear to him in the community.

He will be greatly missed by his adoring family and all whose lives he touched. May his memory be a blessing to those who knew and loved him.

Funeral service, 11:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22nd, at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. Burial to follow at Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 W. North Ave., Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers and in keeping with his belief in the importance of education, contributions appreciated to the Robert and Harriet Gordon Scholarship Fund at the Marquette University School of Dentistry or the Harriet and Robert Gordon Scholarship Fund at the UWM School of Education.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Andy capes and Roshi Kaul 01/19/2020 9:42 pm

    Many thoughts and prayers for the Gordon family during this difficult time.

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  2. SUZIE AND DON POTTER 01/20/2020 9:18 am

    DEAR HARRIETT AND FAMILY….OVER MANY YEARS WE HAD A MARVELOS RELATIONSHIP WITH BOB BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND SOCIALLY. WE ARE SO SADDENED BY HIS DEATH AND WE SEND OUR OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY, UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE IN FLORIDA SO WILL MISS HIS SERVICE, BUT WE ARE THERE IN SPIRIT. HE WAS ONE SPECIAL GUY AND WE WILL MISS HIM….SUZIE AND DON POTTER.

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  3. Heidi Rattner 01/20/2020 1:25 pm

    Dear Harriet, Julie, Lori and Michael. Your dearest Bob /Dad was truly a giant among men. He always impressed me with his generosity, profound insights and sharp wit. I feel deeply blessed to have been included in many warm family celebrations. I was delighted to have spoken with him by phone a few weeks ago. He sounded happy and I will always remember him that way. Love to you all. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may his memory live on for a blessing.

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