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Gordon Brevoort

September 2, 1926 — November 11, 2016

Gordon Brevoort

Gordon H. Brevoort

It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon H. Brevoort announces his passing on Thursday, November 11, 2016, at the age of 90.

Gordon was born on the family homestead in Columbus, Ohio on September 2, 1926 to Frank and Dorothea Brevoort.  He was the youngest of three children, joining Frank II and Dale.  Coincidentally, his brother Dale also passed on November 11, in 1980. The two brothers were WWII veterans.

He attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, after serving in the Army Air Corps having been stationed in Germany.  Upon graduation, Gordon married his college sweetheart Virginia Allison in 1950.  After living briefly in Columbus and Cleveland, Gordon and Gini relocated to New Jersey, with homes in Ridgewood and on Long Beach Island.  He and Gini retired to Long Beach Island in 1993.

Gordon had a long, illustrious career in the Protective Coatings industry, working for companies such as Sherwin-Williams, Mobil, Celanese and American Cyanamid before establishing his own highly regarded consulting firm, Brevoort Consulting Associates.  He was a pioneer in the industry, developing one of the first protective-coatings software programs, Spec-MateTM.

Gordon has been active in the community, most notably as a volunteer at Southern Ocean County Hospital where he has been a friendly, familiar face attending to patients throughout S.O.C.H.

A life-long supporter of the arts, Gordon and Gini were long time members of the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, performing in all 10 of the popular operettas multiple times.  A favorite for both of them was The Yeoman of the Guard, a score that Gordon fondly listened to right up until the time he passed.

Gordon is lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Virginia.  In addition, he is survived by his children Deborah, John and Gregg, their respective spouses, Chuck Cooper, Geraldine Brevoort and Ken Kamlet and by his two grandchildren Luke Brevoort (with wife Jen Sickels) and Hannah Brevoort.

A memorial gathering, during which friends and family are invited to share memories and stories, will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 2 – 4 pm at the Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders at:

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