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Gordon H. Danielson

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 10, 2020 @ 4:02 pm In Obituaries | 6 Comments

Gordon H. Danielson, age 89, dearly loved husband of Bernina Hostetter Danielson, entered Jesus’ presence Thursday, July 9, 2020.  Born June 27, 1931 to Henry and Saima Danielson, he grew up in Muskegon, MI.  

Gordon had a life-long personal relationship with God through trusting Jesus’ sacrifice.  Blessed with a sharp mind, terrific work ethic and God-given musical ability, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.  After 30 years in the research and development division at General Electric in Syracuse, he held a position as a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Akron in Ohio.  He was an outstanding bassoonist; serving in the Air Force band, performing with the Syracuse Symphony and multiple chamber ensembles. Then later, during his retirement years he played in orchestras in the greater Lancaster region.  He also blessed the churches where he and Bernina worshiped through playing his bassoon, recorder, saxophone, and singing.  Every area of his life was permeated by his relationship with God as he provided for his wife and children while setting an example of personal integrity and professional excellence. 

In addition to his wife Bernina, his children Marjie Brake (Jim), Phil Danielson (Elaine), Miriam Kruppenbacher (Art) and his grandchildren Joshua (Abbey) Brake, Nathan Brake, Rachel Brake, Emma and Isla Danielson and Leah and Anna Kruppenbacher look forward to seeing him again in heaven.  He was the proud great-grandfather of Judah Brake and also leaves several nephews and nieces. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.  A 10:00 am viewing will precede the service and interment will follow at 12:00 pm at Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, and online condolences may be left by visiting https://www.debordsnyder.com/gordon-h-danielson/  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry at Westminster Church.


Condolences for the family of “Gordon H. Danielson”

Condolence from Connie Curilla on July 10th, 2020 9:39 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know you will miss Gordon, though you know where he has gone and are assured of seeing him again. May God bring all the fond, fun, happy memories to your recollection in these days and weeks and month and years to come. And may His presence comfort you as you comfort one another.

Condolence from Dwight Lind on July 10th, 2020 9:55 pm

Susie and I were saddened at the passing of Gordon yesterday. He was a great friend and supporter of my wife Lynne and later Susie. We enjoyed several visits together over the years. We appreciated his prayers and those of Bernina too. Syracuse days hold many memories with us (me especially).

Bernina, may you feel the arms of Jesus around you at this time.

Love in Christ,

Dwight and Susie

Condolence from Gerri Danielson on July 10th, 2020 10:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. He is the last of the Danielson siblings. It is so hard when we lose a loved one to death. I know he, Jim and Joyce are enjoying getting reacquainted.

I will be thinking and praying for all of you. My heart goes out to you.

Condolence from Keith Danielson on July 12th, 2020 2:18 pm

So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Bernina, Marjie, Phil, Miriam, and the rest of the family.

Though he will be missed, we can rejoice in knowing he is now celebrating his promotion with so many family and friends who have preceded him, and we look forward to when we can join with him again.

We’ll be thinking of you in prayer.

Keith Danielson and Betty Danielson

Condolence from Bob Purdy on July 12th, 2020 7:46 pm

Marjie, Phil, Miriam and all extended family – saddened to receive this news, yet grateful for God’s promised peace that your dad is now experiencing . It is moving to think of all the ways the COTW family has been blessed by your family through the years. Thankful for your dad, mom and each of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you through these days as you remember and celebrate your father’s life.

Condolence from Jill Marhevka and Family on July 14th, 2020 8:39 am

We are so very sorry for your loss, Miriam. What an amazing life your Dad lived and what a blessing for you to have had such a great father figure. Sending prayers for healing and cherished memories for you all to hold onto.
– The Marhevka Family

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