FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — The City of Frederick announced the death of former mayor Paul Gordon on Friday. He was 92.
He served as Frederick’s mayor from 1990 to 1994.
“Though his loss shakes us, we are fortified by his priceless contributions and commitment to our community. His legacy will live on eternally in The City of Frederick, as will our everlasting gratitude for it,” said current Mayor Michael O’Connor in a statement.
Before serving as mayor, he spent nine years on the Frederick planning commission. Gordon and his wife, Rita, also wrote several books about the civil war and the history of Jewish people in Frederick county. He was an active member of the Jewish community.
“Paul was every meaning of the word gentlemen and I think that’s going to be his legacy it was certainly my honor to know both he and Rita,” said family friend and member on the board of directors for the Jewish syngague, Rosalind Nasher.
Flags will fly at half-staff in the City of Frederick until Gordon is interned.