Barry D. Gordon of Bloomfield passed away on December 6, 2013. He was born in Hartford, son of Jack Gordon and Anna Chozick Gordon. He was a lifelong resident of the area and received his degree’s from the University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford. Barry spent over 30 years in the field of education. A teacher in Hartford, a guidance counselor in Bloomfield, principal of Congregation Beth Israel Religious School, instructor of Judaica at Midrasha Jewish Community High School and educational consultant for the University of Hartford Hillel Foundation. He also was a featured speaker for many organizations, volunteered his life to community service and donated to charitable organizations. Barry was predeceased by his wife, Lois Baumstein Gordon of West Hartford. He is survived by his daughter’s Sheri Gordon Rifkin of Chappaqua, NY and Wendy Gordon of New York City. He also leaves his son-in-law Dr. Richard Rifkin and his two grandchildren, Allison and Dan Rifkin. Finally, he leaves his best friend and college roommate, Ralph P. Slone of New York City. Many thanks to Derik Bobik and Miroslaw Orman for their care and support.
Funeral services will be at11:30 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. Interment will follow at Beth Hillel Synagogue Cemetery, 15 Wolcott Road, East Granby, CT. The family will sit Shiva on Monday-Wednesday from 3PM-8PM at 109 Vista Way, Bloomfield, CT. Donations in memory of Barry may be made to The Seymour and Judith Melnick Family Fund at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT. 06117 and Beth Hillel Synagogue, 160 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.