Ira Joel Gordon ’68 died on June 29, 2004, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Born on May 13, 1946, in the Bronx, NY, he prepared for college at Westbury (NY) High School and became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1968, he entered the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, from which he received his M.D. degree in 1973. He was an intern at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut for a year and then was a resident there for three years. Following a radiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, he practiced his specialty in radiology in Oklahoma City, OK, Akron, OH, Riverhead, NY, Elmira, NY, Lawton, OK, Roswell, NM, and beginning in 1999 in Pine Bluff in Arkansas. In Pine Bluff, he was chair of the radiology department at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and was chief of radiology with Pine Bluff Radiologists. Surviving are his wife, Judith Moore Simonelli Gordon, whom he married in 1975; three sons, David Simonelli of Albuquerque, NM, Mark Simonelli of Philadelphia, PA, and Chris Simonelli of Dallas, TX; his father, Samuel Gordon of Queens, NY; two sisters, Susan De La Marter of Manhattan, NY, and Shelley G. Cotter of San Francisco, CA; and four grandchildren.