Gordon Levant Flaugh, of 326 Center Street, Cambridge Springs, PA , after a full life of 91 years, completed his earthly sojourn on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at Wesbury United Methodist Community, Meadville. He leaves behind his dear wife and close consort, Autumn Willis Flaugh, with whom he celebrated 73 years of marriage on July 2nd, 2008. Gordon lived his entire life in Cambridge Springs and attended school in Rockdale. He and his older brother by two years, Crawford , had the closest of relationships. When Gordon was but 3 years old their parents died as a result of the great flu epidemic of 1918.Their grandmother reared them and both depended greatly on each other which bonded them together for their entire lives. Gordon partnered with Crawford in the management of his brother?????s business – the C. H. Flaugh Construction Company. For the Company, Gordon was overseer for many of the operations, but primarily drove truck, transporting milk and cans for various businesses including the Carnation Company of Cambridge Springs. In 1978 Gordon retired after an employment of over 40 years. Over the course of those years, seven days a week, he accumulated over 2 million miles having but one serious accident in that time.
Flaugh, Gordon LevantBorn on October 19, 1917 in Erie, PA, Gordon was a son of Harvey and Marie Almeda Flaugh. Gordon is survived by his faithful and dutiful wife – Autumn, a niece – Virginia Van Matre of Cambridge Springs, several cousins, and several nieces on his wife?????s side. Included among his survivors could be named his host of friends, young and old, near and far. Using his concern for the affairs of others, his quick wit, and his resonant voice, Gordon acquired friends easily and kept them for a lifetime. He made story telling an art and was quick to relate everyday occurrences turning them into compelling events. Often repeated, folks would want to listen again simply to hear his presentation. A good joke accompanied by a hearty laugh seemed to be his order for the day. Children and young people were also attracted to ????ord???? or Uncle Gord as they called him, probably because he could relate so well to them. He had an ability for remembering names and relationships and he always was grateful for the many acts of kindnesses so many persons provided to he and his wife. He will be missed.
Gordon shared his knowledge of people and business acumen by serving as a Trustee at the First United Methodist Church in Cambridge Springs where he was a member, serving for several terms on Cambridge Springs Boro Council during the 1960?????s, and as a volunteer fireman for the Cambridge Springs Department a number of years ago. Some time ago, Cambridge Springs had a well known monthly social event, the Nepenthe Dance Club, which he and Autumn belonged, and where Gordon became reputable for calling the Paul Jones’ dance. He was a 60 year member of Covenant Masonic Lodge # 473 in Cambridge Springs. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday morning at 11:00. Reverend Stephanie Gottschalk, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Townley Cemetery, Woodcock Township. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 326 South Main Street, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 or to Hospice of Crawford County, 448 Pine Street, Meadville, PA 16335.