Gordon Feest
Gordon Feest

Obituary of Gordon Alan Feest

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Gordon Feest passes away Feb 20th, 2023, at 81 years old. Gordon was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to Mirian and Harold Feest in Nov 1941. He had an idyllic childhood in rural Waterbury, Conn living with his grandparents, parents, and his sister Karen. After graduating from Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn, in 1961 he enlisted into the Air Navy during the Cuban missile crisis and was stationed in Bermuda. He was the mechanic on a seaplane, a member of VP45 (the Pelicans). While in flight his crew experienced the Russians threatening to shoot their seaplane and with no missiles on the seaplane, they resorted to bombing the Russians with their breakfast: raw eggs, orange juice cans, and loaves of bread. This act turned out to be an effective deterrent! After his Navy discharge, he attended Northrop University where he graduated with his A&P license. He was hired by Flying Tigers Airlines and then by FedEx where he was promoted to management level. As a lifelong sportsman, when he retired, in 2005 he moved from Huntington Beach, California to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He married Laurie who was his best and third wife. Gordon enjoyed fishing and became active in the Lake Havasu Yacht Club. As a VP 45 alumni, he reunited with his Navy friends around the country through reunions. Gordon is survived by his wife Laurie, his sister Karen and brother Gary, his daughters Karen and Jennifer Kate, grandchildren Alyssa, Raechel, Bekah, and Matt and great grandchildren Grayson, Max, Ben , Levi, Judah, and Stella. Gordon was loved by his family and his friends. He will be missed greatly by many!
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