Gordon Harrison

Obituary of Gordon Harrison

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Gordon R. Harrison of Princeton died on November 4, 2012 at the age of 66. Born in Glenridge, New Jersey, son of the late Clifford and Josephine Merrill Harrison, Gordon lived in Verona, NJ until he attended Princeton University in 1964. He resided in Princeton until his death. After graduating from College High School in Montclair, NJ, Gordon earned an A.B. in Classics at Princeton. He went on to pursue a graduate degree in Classical Archaeology. While at Princeton, Gordon served as Sports Chairman of his eating club and was a top player on 11 of Princeton's varsity teams. His love of golf followed him well beyond his university career. Following his graduate work, Gordon enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve. Gordon was the manager of several Princeton eating clubs for four decades. He was also the long-time treasurer of Princeton Prospect Foundation, as well as various other Princeton organizations. A passionate devotee to barbershop harmony singing, he was bass section leader, front row member, and treasurer of both the Big Apple Chorus in Manhattan and the Princeton Garden Statesmen Chorus. He was also a member of over five quartets. In 2002, the Big Apple Chorus named him Barbershopper of the Year. Gordon is survived by his sister Patricia H. Case and three nephews, Douglas, David and Daniel. A Memorial celebration was held at Quadrangle Club in Princeton, NJ on November 14. Over a hundred people were in attendance to commemorate Gordon's remarkable life. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton
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