Sid Gordon died unexpectedly on Oct. 4. Sid was born in Toronto, Canada in 1946, and moved to the Crescenta Valley when he was 14. He was in the second graduating class of Crescenta Valley High School and served two years in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. He returned to work at JPL for 20 years.
Sid was much loved in the community for his volunteer activities in many local organizations. He was an early member of the Glendale Historical Society, and was part of the group that saved the Doctor’s House. He spent several years of his life restoring the house, now a feature of Brand Park, and was always there for their public events, dressed in period costume and playing old music for visitors on his vintage wind-up phonographs.
He was a member of a couple of local car clubs and loved his fully restored ’36 Buick Special. He was a founding member of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley and spent the last few years of his life volunteering at their activities.
But Sid was first and foremost a collector, and was well known for owning and displaying his amazing collections of antique phonographs and records, vintage fountain pens, grandfather clocks, old radios and Troll Dolls.
Sid is survived by his brother Loren of Idaho, his sister in Israel, and a stepfather living in Tujunga. A memorial for Sid will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Feutz house, 614 S. Central Ave. in Glendale.