1931 – 2003

NORWAY – Reynold Elwood Jordan Sr., 72, of Waterford, son of Orlando E. and Gladys (Dunham) Jordan in Locke Mills, and born in Greenwood, July 19, 1931, died Aug. 12, after being diagnosed in April with metastatic prostate cancer.

A graduate of Gould Academy, he was state champion in the sprint in 1949. A High Speed Radio operator graduate of the Southeastern Signal School at Camp Gordon, Ga., he was assigned to the Berlin Wall attached to the English Army.

Among his medals were the Army of Occupation and the National Defense Service Medal. He was given a Field Promotion to Sgt. prior to his honorable discharge in Feb. 1954.

On Aug. 7, 1954 he married Phyllis Hathaway in Bryant Pond. In May of 2003 he earned his Ham Amateur Radio License “KA1FTT”.

Mr. Jordan was an accounting graduate of Westbrook College whose career included treasurer of the North Waterford Spool Mill, controller of Thomas P. Beals Furniture, comptroller of Echo Woods Products and American Homes.

He formed his own accounting business, the Jordan Result in 1992 and was still active with it. He also continued to be employed at the Adult Education at S.A.D. 17. Over the years, he had been a regular blood donor.

He held membership at the Waterford Congregational Church and associate membership of the Albany Congregational Church where he served as treasurer.

He belonged to Jackson Silver Post American Legion in Locke Mills, Franklin Grange 124 in Bryant Pond, was past Noble Grand of the Norway Lodge, IOOF in Norway and Mt. Hope Rebekahs in Norway where he served in a number of capacities, including Supporter while Phyllis was Noble Grand.

He also volunteered at the Community Lunch in Norway. He participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. He was a handicap ski instructor at Sunday River. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Reynold E. Jr. and his wife Margaret, North Yarmouth, Vance E., Waterford, Delia and husband E. Jerry Gardner, Catlin, N.Y., and Douglas M. and his wife Janet, Stratham, N.H.; grandchildren, Nicole Alice Jordan, Old Town, Adria Edith Jordan, North Yarmouth, Ashley Kay Jordan, Stratham, N.H., and Eric Michael Jordan, Stratham, N.H.; stepgranddaughters, Krisanne and Katie; stepgreat-grandchildren, Marissa, Nicholas, Abigail, and Noah; siblings, Mrs. Elwin Brown Jr. (Bernice), O. Richard and wife Nathalie, Mrs. Raymond Buck (Beatrice), Arnold and wife Pearl; nieces and nephews; and Aunts, Betha Flanders and Vera Cross.