April 3, 1930-December 28,2013
Gordon D. Before, a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died December 28,2013. His parents were John and Marie Before and his brothers are John, Wayne and Richard, and his sister Louise.
Born and raised in Newport, Vt. and Gordon moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1966. Gordon was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served on the USS Juneau.
He is survived by his brother Richard Before, his son Alan Before, grandchildren: Jaime (Kevin) Prudente, Michelle (Steve) Strawinski, and Lisa (Andrew) Beaulieau; his daughter Susan (Roger) Betschart, grandchildren: Cody Betschart, Lisa (Steve) Dubin, Rachel (Michael) Slider, step-children: Marie and Robert Marrone and their children, as well as 11 great-grandchildren: Olivia, A.J., Luca, Alannah, Teagan, Caroline, Charlotte, Alaina, Alexandra, Andrew, and Noella.
We enjoyed his stories of growing up on the Clyde River with his many friends.
This kind and gentle man will be missed dearly by all of us who loved him.
He will be laid to rest at home in Newport, VT with his family.