John L. “Jack” Gordon, M.D.

John L. “Jack” Gordon, M.D.

May 24, 1933 – January 8, 2021

Preceded in death by wife, Margaret J. “Peggy” Gordon; parents, Catherine and Harold Gordon; brother, Robert Gordon; grandson, Caden Robert Smith.  Survived by children: Kathleen Onkka, David Gordon (Sherrie), Michael Gordon (Lori), and Mary Smith (Robert); nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, January 13th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, January 14th at 10:30am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive.  Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to: John L. and Margaret J. Gordon Medical Scholarship Fund at Creighton University; St. Vincent de Paul School; and Siena/Francis House.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Mass, and Committal Service, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.




  • Larry & Debbi Reasoner Posted January 10, 2021 3:51 pm

    So sorry to hear the news of Jack’s passing. We are good friends of Mike & Lori in Omaha and have enjoyed their company at several wine tasting gatherings over many years. Our prayers go out to everyone in Jack’s family. Take Care & God Bless.

  • John Ursick Posted January 11, 2021 7:02 am

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was a such a kind and generous man, and full of warm and humorous tales. It was an honor to know him and Peggy, and cook for them over the years. So many memorable evenings! I will miss him and keep his memory close.

  • Eileen Downey Leuby Posted January 11, 2021 2:54 pm

    I am one of Jack and Peggy’s many nieces and wish to acknowledge the wonderful couple that we all came to know and love over the years for their gentle spirit, extraordinary generosity, solid faith, and sincere love and respect for each other as well as their adored family. They are missed by all. They leave behind a great legacy. We will continue to treasure their wit, wisdom and desire to do what we can in the time we are given to make the world a little better. Special condolences to Kathy, Dave, Mike and Mary, and their precious families.

  • Susan Ring Posted January 11, 2021 7:00 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  • Kim Schilousky Posted January 12, 2021 9:16 am

    Sympathy and prayers to the Gordon family. I knew his parents and brother Bob. The Cedar Press would like to be able to print a full obituary if you have one so that the people of Cedar Rapids (his home town) can be made aware of his passing.

  • Arla Rose Walz Posted January 12, 2021 9:27 pm

    My Sincere Sympathy in the loss of your dear Dad.
    It was a priviledge to be on his Anesthesia team.

  • Paul and Mary Gilles Posted January 13, 2021 12:04 pm

    We are deeply sadden about Jack’s death. He was very inspirational dealing with adversity. Our sympathy to his family.

  • William R Gordon Posted January 14, 2021 6:52 pm

    Jack was the oldest of my cousin’s. So sorry to hear of his passing. We enjoyed a few nice visits over the years.
    Bill and Nancy Gordon

  • Joe and Jerri Zbylski Posted January 15, 2021 7:25 pm

    so very sorry to hear of Jack’s death. He was a dear and good man as was Peggy a lovely woman. They both will be remembered with love.

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