Michael A. Gordon
September 23 1954 – May 1 2022
Michael was born in San Francisco, CA to Joseph and Eileen Gordon. He was the youngest of 7 Children. He leaves a son, Joseph, and brothers, Rod, Barry, Kit and his sister Carmon. He joins his sisters Eugenia and Sandra in Heaven. Michael resided in Santa Rosa, CA for the last 32 years. He will be remembered for his dancing, laughter, and his caring heart.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. following the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at Eggen & Lance Chapel; 1540 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. Reception to follow at Eggen & Lance’s reception hall. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery; 2930 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.
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It breaks my heart to write this. Michael was the most joyful guy, always willing to give the shirt off his back. When I was a newly single mom he would help get Evan and Emma clothes, he would give us rides, he would get us furniture and build it for us; he would just be there to make us laugh. Never expecting anything in return. We need more strong, and loving men like that. I miss him, and sad that on this side of earth I will never hear his voice and laughter again. Evan and Emma adored him. They would call him Michael “with the crazy hair.” (He had long reddish/blonde hair) They loved him. He loved them. I loved him. I should’ve spent more time telling him.
Happy Heavenly birthday Michael. I know the angels are celebrating your homecoming. We are missing you here. 😔❤️❤️❤️
I will surely miss my brother. I’m so glad I was able to visit with him last fall. He confided in me his last weeks and we really enjoyed catching up and reminiscing as kids. Michael you will always be in my heart. It was a pleasure to know who you really were. I couldn’t have asked for a greater brother. Love always, your big brother Kit.
Michael you were great loving, caring, helpful friend for 26 year’s. You were like a big brother to me. I really wish I lived closer to you so we could of visited more often. I’m going to miss our long distance chats on the phone together talking about just anything that came to our mind and also our long distance Netflix movie watching together. I’m really going to miss us spending time together just doing whatever together. Micheal you where so smart with ideas when it came to building or repairing or remodeling anything it’s like you could vision it in your mind. I really wish we would of had more to time together for you to get your Can Am and go for a wonderful ride together us and the two boys. I’m going to miss the camping trips, thrift shopping, dinning out, and just plan hanging out together doing whatever. Micheal I know your in a happy place, and pain free now. May those beautiful angels take great care of you now. I love you bro! I’m really going to miss you. I will always carry a little piece of you in my heart where ever I go and especially thinking of you while I’m riding my motorcycle. Peace out your loving friend, Mark.
Michael was the vocal energy of our otherwise quiet neighborhood. His laughter and bantering could be heard daily. He will be missed.
I have known “Red” over 50+ years and was introduced to him in San Francisco by my lifetime friend Sandy. How lucky I was to have had him in my life. He was an absolute “spitfire” and I don’t mean his red hair. He was always the life of any party…he loved to dance and have fun with everyone within earshot.
He helped anyone who was in need no matter what it was…all you had to do was call.
He was also an excellent craftsman…he could imagine and work on almost anything to make it beautiful.
He absolutely loved his family, friends, and anyone who happened along his path. A good loving man…
He will be missed by all those who have had the pleasure to know him; he certainly has earned a place at God’s table.
I know he will be looking down watching over us, protecting us, and will be ever present at all our gatherings.
You will be surely missed my friend…
Hi Hi Red.
It wasnt easy to hear the news when you said what was happening. It wasnt. But you were still so sweet and so strong… and still more worried about how I was going to be. Still reassuring me everything was going to be “Alllllriiight” or “Fiiiiinnne”
You were such a great friend. I loved visiting with you here in Discovery Bay and in Santa Rosa.
I loved the way you would say “Heyyyyy Rassskel” and wave so high you could touch the sky. Or on a call I could hear you smile through the phone.
We could laugh and talk at the same time. And of course it always turned to dancing. And you could dance to anything with your crazy hips.
I really enjoyed watching you work on projects too. As I could see one idea or project turn into something so personalized and spectacular. It would have the Red touch. And you knew it. That was the best part. There would never be anything else like it.
Thank you for all the knee slappers, fun rides, big waves, and Thank you for spoiling me with persimmon deliveries – You always remembered.
Just like your projects and work there wont be anything or anyone else like you.
We are all going to miss you Red.
Love Always Your Friend,
It has been around forty six years we have had a Gordon next door!
It is going to be strange not having Michael here. Joe and Eileen were wonderful neighbors. Loved Eileen’s Teas
and Joe’s beautiful irises. Ours bloom every year from the
ones Joe gave us. Michael was personality on steroids. So giving and helpful. He did our water heater, our water line from curb to house. He was always dropping off food. If he gave us apples he got homemade apple pie. Once there were raisins so he got homemade cookies.
At one time we kept about four neighbors door keys for emergencies. Michael misplaced his door key several times. Now that I think of it, he never returned the key last time he needed it! Must of misplaced it. We are going to miss him terribly. God bless you Michael.
My heart sank When I just called Michael’s number and it was disconnected I spoke to him probably just before he passed he sounded good I met michael when I was 19 in San Francisco he bugged me for months to go dancing with him and we finally did and we were together for 3 years he is The funniest smartest when it came to building painting decorating I will miss you very much Michael rest in peace my friend