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Joshua H. Gordon

July 1, 1941 — October 5, 2022

Powell, OH

Joshua H. Gordon

CANTOR JOSHUA H. GORDON, October 5, 2022. Devoted husband of the late Marilyn Weiss Gordon for 50 years. Beloved father of Rachel Lichten (Jason) and Howie Gordon (Laurel). Brother of Esther Gordon. Cherished grandfather of Lucas Gordon and Sam, Jake and Sophie Lichten. Dear Uncle of Gary Blaustein (Antoinette) and the late Ron Blaustein. Cherished cousin of Ira Schafer (Tricia). Fiercely loyal friend.

Josh was quick with a joke and knew how to make people feel at ease. He loved his family fiercely, especially his 4 grandchildren.

Josh earned his BA from Yeshiva University, where he studied at the Cantorial Training Institute and earned his Masters degrees from Temple and Dropsie Universities. Josh was the Cantor at Congregation Ner Tamid in Delaware County from 1970-81 and then became the Cantor for Congregation Melrose B’Nai Israel Emanu El for the next 36 years before retiring. He was also a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia for 35 years, spending most of that time at A. Philip Randolph Vocational Technical School.

Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral services Sunday 12 Noon precisely at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael Sacks, 6410 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19126. Int. Mt. Sharon Cem.

Contributions in his memory may be made to American Friends of Magen David Adom, or the Alzheimer’s Association,

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Past Services

Cantor Joshua H. Gordon

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Philadelphia

6410 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19126

Interment Mt. Sharon Cemetery

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