Gordon James Hinshaw, 73, of Sheffield Lake, formerly of Avon Lake, passed away of a sudden illness Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Mercy New Life Hospice Center, Lorain. Gordon was born January 18, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and had lived in Sheffield Lake since 1971.
After Avon Lake High School, Gordon joined the United States Navy and upon his discharge from the military he began what would become 30 years of exemplary service with the Ford Motor Company, Lorain. There he worked as a relief man on the trim section of commercial assembly line. Immediately following his retirement from Ford, Gordon started his own business, Fresh Cut Lawn Service, cutting up to 60 client’s lawns weekly. His favorite saying was that he worked the first 30 years of his life indoors and he wanted to work the next 30 years outdoors.
He was a member of the Lorain Moose Lodge #552 as well as area gun and hunt clubs. He was known as an outdoorsman being an exceptional deer hunter, trapper and fisherman. He also was a bowler, participating with his wife in the Saturday Night Moonlight Couples League at the North Coast Shoreway Lanes. Avid Browns Fan He enjoyed trips to Seneca Alleghany, Las Vegas and Florida and loved to be with people, family and grandchildren and great-grandgrandchildren were most important.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Linda L. (nee Addis); beloved daughters, Michelle A. Bartlebaugh (Brian) and Colleen L. Dominguez (Joe), both of Lorain; grandchildren, Jamie, Brittney, Baron, Dominic, Brooke and Kelsey; and three great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Jaxon, and Avery; brothers, Gary Waters and Jack Waters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Graydon Hinshaw and Virginia Wolfe; great-grandson, Michael Joseph; two brothers, Cliff Waters and Kenneth “Snooks” Waters; and step-mother, Charlotte Waters.
A Celebration of Gordon’s Life will be the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 603 Washington Ave., Lorain, Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10 A.M. Pastor Jimmy Madsen of the church, will officiate. A memorial luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gordon’s name to the church.