Gordon Elkin

Obituary of Gordon Elkin

Albany - Dr. Gordon Elkin, age 93, died at The Eddy Village Green (Cohoes, NY) on February 20, 2020. Born January 14, 1927 in Manhattan, NY, to Max and Celia Elkin, he received degrees in Mechanical Engineering from both the University of Hartford and The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Following his engineering education, Gordon earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry from The Columbia University School of Optometry. Gordon served honorably in the U.S. Army during and after WW II. On September 20,1959 he married Barbara Elaine Greenberg. He lived and worked in the Albany, NY area as an Optometrist first at a practice located within the Montgomery Wards building in Menands NY, and later in private practice in both Watervliet NY and at the Watervliet Arsenal as the staff Optometrist. Survivors include his wife Barbara of Albany, and his devoted daughters Marcy Hausman of Charlton NY (and her husband Jon) and Lisa Hoefinger of Kenesaw GA (and her husband Horst). Gordon was also a loving uncle to numerous nieces and a nephew. Gordon was preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy and Sandra, and his brother Meyer, as well as their respective spouses (Jack, Sol, and Florine). Services will be held at 1 pm Sunday, February 23rd at Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany. Military burial will take place at the Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville NY. Gordon was always extremely happy around his family pets and the therapy pets that visited local hospitals. Memorial contributions are welcome at the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue (https://bigfluffydogs.com/donate/) and the Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition (https://barcinc.net). Gordon enjoyed all intellectual pursuits but especially his crossword puzzles and Jeopardy. He also derived great enjoyment from his post-retirement work with the NYS Unified Court System.
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Rabbi Monte Sugarman will be officiating


Gerald B.H.Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY
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