The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Robert R. Gordon, Sr. Honor A Deceased Veteran
June 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
ROBERT GORDON, SR.
Robert Gordon, Sr. was born on June 2, 1927 in Troy, New York to the late Edward and Roselyn O’Neil Gordon. Robert was the brother of Edward Gordon, Sr., Jerrold, Arthur and Donald Gordon.
Robert attended Troy Public Schools.
Robert enlisted in the United States Navy on April 5, 1945, serving with a rank of Fireman First Class. During his time in the Navy, Robert served on many vessels and stations; NRS, Albany NY, Naval Training Center, Sampson, NY, TADCEN, Camp Shoemaker, California, USS Vincennes, and PSC LIDO BEACH, Long Island, NY. Robert was the recipient of the American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. Robert was honorably discharged on August 1, 1946.
Robert married his wife, the former Joyce Roberts in December 1947, Troy, New York. Robert is the father of six sons; William, Gary, Kevin, John Gordon, and the late Robert, Jr. and Bruce Gordon; four daughters; Roselyn and Janice Gordon, Kathleen Snyder, and the late Cecelia Gordon. Robert was also the grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and right great- grandchildren.
Robert was employed in the heater core department of Ford Motor Co. in Green Island.
Robert was a member of the Troy Lodge of Elks and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
Robert was active in the Central Little League; and at their 1988 opening day ceremonies, Robert was honored with the league’s Edgar Sousis Award.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
At the request of local interpreters, if an interpreter is needed at any meeting in the Legislature they require 2 weeks advance notice. Thank you for your cooperation.