William D. Jordan, Jr.

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“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Trust that you will excuse us for not attending his service. Take solace that he is in a better place and God...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Scheinfeldt - Tarpon Springs, FL

“Dear Susan, so sorry to hear about Bills passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Archie & David - Neighbour

“"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Penny - Alexandria, VA - Friend

“Great is His faithfulness. All you need, He will provide. Sharon ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon - Alexandria, VA - Friend

“Dear Major Betty and Susan, My heart goes out to you both. I know that Bill's passing came so quickly and must have taken you by surprise. I pray...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Thompson - Alexandria, VA

“"I can no longer See you with my eyes Touch you with my hands But I will feel you in my heart Forever" ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Nikki Jordan - Cambridge, MA

“Aneighbor and a friend who will be missed ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: loretta m.dixon - Boston, MA

“Bill was such a wonderful and thoughtful friend and neighbor. I can remember many times working or playing in the front yard with the kids, and Bill...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Tracy Balboni - Mission Hill, MA

“I remember vividly Bill's great interest in the MIssion Hill Triangle neighborhood and his efforts to make the place better. His handiness with...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lois Regestein - Boston, MA

“Dear Susan, Keith and I have fond memories of Bill. Please know that you have our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth B. Rawlins - Oak Bluffs, MA


Boston – Mr. William D. Jordan, Jr., of Boston, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 75.

Bill was born in Portland, Oregon on November 7, 1936, a son of the late William D. and Elizabeth (Merrick) Jordan, and was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland. After that he came east to go to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge where he earned an engineering degree in 1958.

He served with the United States Air Force for four years and later with the Air Force Reserve until his discharge as a captain in 1970. Until his retirement Bill worked as a safety engineer at the Massachusetts College of Art and before that held the same position for a number of years at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Bill was a voracious reader who was always on the hunt for a good read. He was a tinkerer, a thinker and a fixer as well. He dabbled in photography and could build or fix almost anything around, in, or on the house . . . and if he found a particularly stubborn challenge Bill would find a book to teach him or a buddy to help him.

He leaves his wife, Susan Scheinfeldt Jordan; his children, William D. Jordan, III of Boston, Sharon E. Burman of Manchester, New Hampshire, Nicole M. Jordan of Cambridge, Christopher D. Jordan of Manchester, New Hampshire and Mary E. Jodoin of Nashua, New Hampshire; his brothers, Paul E. Jordan and Phillip L. Jordan both of Seattle, Washington; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bill's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 9th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning when his funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.