Gordon L. McKibben
Gordon L. “Cork” McKibben, age 90, of Belvidere, N.J., passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.
He was a graduate of Mill Hall High School, Mill Hall, Pa. Gordon proudly served two tours of duty in the Navy on the USS Kearsarge and USS Douglas H. Fox during the Korean War. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven College. Gordon later received a master’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He retired from Basking Ridge High School as a math and computer sciences teacher, football and wrestling coach. He later pursued a position with Agere Systems as a technical writer.
Gordon enjoyed fishing, working on clock repair and gardening. He loved Cape May, the beautiful mountains of central Pa., auctions, woodworking, oil painting, and home improvement. He had a great sense of humor, wit and just a touch of sarcasm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Esther McKibben; two sisters, Doris Campbell and Susan Joyce Briggs; nephews, James and Michael Briggs; a son-in-law, Howard Crawford; brothers-in-law, George Campbell and James Briggs Sr.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy (Kleckner); son, Ernie and wife, Joan; daughter, Lisa Crawford; son, John and wife Pauletta; eight grandchildren, Alex and Andrew McKibben, Stephanie Cheney and husband Allan, Caitlin Barlow and husband Jay, Rebecca Crawford, Robert McKibben and wife Elizabeth, Shawn McKibben and wife Amanda, and Ashley McKibben; nine great-grandchildren, Madison and Allan IV Cheney, Jordan and Carson Barlow, Kylie, Robert and Carter McKibben, Emily and Devin McKibben; many nieces.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at St. Luke’s-Warren hospital for their wonderful services and hospice care provided during this difficult time.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at MacFadden Funeral Home, 325 Hardwick Street, Belvidere, N.J. Funeral Service immediately following by Rev. Paul Zander.
Online condolences are to be sent to www.MacFaddenFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gordon’s memory to the USS Douglas H. Fox Association, P.O. Box 437, Convent Station, N.J. 07061 or to a charity or organization of your choice.