Steven Richard Gordon

Steven Richard Gordon
January 28, 1947 ~ November 28, 2019

Steven Richard Gordon, 72, was born on Staten Island, New York to Isador and Evelyn Gordon on January 28, 1947. He died on November 28, 2019. Steve attended St Peters College and completed graduate work at the University of Kansas where he studied Medieval French Literature. He continued his studies in France. He met his wife Sue Rogers of Ainsworth, NE while they were both working in Iran.  They spent years working abroad in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

Upon their return to Omaha, Steve begun working with his father in law, Bill Rogers in the family business, Signature Security.  Steve was one of the founding partners of several restaurants. The Oven, located in the Haymarket in Lincoln and Jaipur and L’Orient, both located in Omaha. He found joy with his family, good conversation, excellent food and wine and a great diversity of friendships.

Steve speaks French fluently. He loved sharing his knowledge of France, especially Paris, as he guided many friends on trips to France. Sue and Steve’s 40 years together were filled with world-wide travel and the generous sharing of their lives with friends and family.

Steve is survived by his wife, Sue, sister in law, Jan Wahl of Lincoln and nieces Shelly Smith and Susie Stolinski and their families, brother Robert Gordon of New York and family and nieces and nephews of Kenneth Gordon. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Charles and Kenneth and brother-in-law Chuck Wahl.

Family will receive friends Friday, December 6th from 4-7pm at the West Center Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Josie Harper House.


  • Brajesh Pandey Posted December 2, 2019 8:46 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about you Steve! A good mentor, and a friend you were, your contribution has made a lot of better impact in ones life!

    You will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Sue and the grieving family members.

  • Rajesh Rimal Posted December 5, 2019 12:10 pm

    I am honored and blessed to have known Steve. He was a mentor, teacher and blessing in my life, and I will forever carry him in my heart… .. I will truly miss him…. May his soul rest in peace…

    Please accept my condolences…. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time..

  • Gyanendra/ Smriti Bhandari Posted December 5, 2019 1:25 pm

    It’s so sad that Steve is gone so soon. We will forever cherish his guidance and leadership in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to Sue and family. May his departed soul Rest In Peace.

  • Sanjay Shrestha Posted December 5, 2019 6:52 pm

    Very sorry to hear the news. One of the finest man with golden heart. You are gone from our sight but never from our heart. Our thoughts and prayers with you sue. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

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