Lincoln L. Gordon
1927 – 2009
AUBURN — After a 1½ year battle with cancer, and only six months after his loving wife of 61 years passed away, Lincoln L. Gordon, 82, died June 23, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927, the son of George and Bertha Morrell Gordon. He was a graduate of Dixfield High School, where he finished school early in order to serve his country during World War II with the U.S. Naval Air Corps. Upon returning from duty, he attended the University of Maine at Orono. He married the former Sylvia Holman on Sept. 7, 1947.
He was a science teacher at Edward Little High School from 1959 until his retirement in 1986. He reinstated the ice hockey program at Edward Little and was head coach for 14 years as well as assistant football coach for three years. From 1953 to 1959, he taught at Dixfield High School, where he was also an assistant principal, athletic director, and coached football, ice hockey and baseball. Under his leadership, Dixfield won state championships in hockey and football.
Many of Linc’s summers were spent doing carpentry work for Otto Wallingford. He was instrumental in the building of Lost Valley Ski Area and for 25 winters managed the rental shop. He was a guide in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for Wilderness Vacations and St. Croix Voyagers.
In addition to coaching sports, he also played them. In high school, he was an outstanding hockey and baseball player. He went on to play baseball for the Dixie Townies, a member of the Timber League that twice went to Battle Creek, Michigan to play in the national championship tournaments where he made the All-Star team. He was the region’s top centerfielder during peak Down East League days. He enjoyed the great outdoors where he spent much time fishing, hunting, and camping with family and friends.
A baseball umpire and hockey referee for several years, he served as president of the Central ME Baseball Umpires Association and was a charter member of the Central Maine Ice Hockey Referees Association. He was an active member of High Street Congregational Church in Auburn, was a 50-plus year member of King Hiram Lodge in Dixfield, a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Kora Shriners, Androscoggin Valley Square and Compass Club, the Sports Alliance of Maine, a member of the Androscoggin County Retired Teachers Association and MEA Retired.
He was a man who was very proud of his family and enjoyed attending gatherings and special events and activities.
He is survived by his son, Larry and wife, Dawn, of Auburn; daughters, Marcia Jolicoeur and husband, Richard, of Lewiston, Deborah Heffernan and husband, Dennis, of Portland, Conn., and Scarborough, and Cathy Stevens of Lewiston; grandchildren, Michelle Woodford and husband, Adam, Jennifer and Joseph Stevens, Brian and Katie Heffernan, and Kristi and Mathew Gordon; two great-granddaughters, (his pride and joy) Shylah and Molly Woodford; brother, Revello and sister, Phyllis Tibbetts, both of Dixfield; several nieces and nephews; and Stephanie and Hannah, were also special to him.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his infant grandson, Paul Gordon Stevens; brothers, Sheldon and Robert; and sisters, Diane, Nadine and Beulah.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Erickson, her staff, and the entire Hospice team for their gentle, exceptional care of Lincoln.

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