- November 7, 1936 - November 6, 2012
- Boston, Massachusetts
of William's Passing
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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 32 | 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 32 | Posted by: Archie & David - Neighbour
“Dear Susan,I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
3 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Oates - Belmont, MA
“Dear Susan-I am sad to be getting in touch on such a sorrowful occasion. My thoughts are with you. I know how much you and Bill meant to each other....Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“"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 »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Penny - Alexandria, VA - Friend
“Great is His faithfulness. All you need, He will provide.
6 of 32 | 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 »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Thompson - Alexandria, VA
“May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
8 of 32 | Posted by: Tunde Turi-Markovic - Boston, MA
“Susan: We extend our sympathies and support for your loss. Comfort of friends and memories are now to be cherished. Scott & Laura Fisher
9 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“"I can no longer
See you with my eyes
Touch you with my hands
But I will feel you in my heart
10 of 32 | Posted by: Nikki Jordan - Cambridge, MA
“Aneighbor and a friend who will be missed
11 of 32 | 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 »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Tracy Balboni - Mission Hill, MA
“Susan,Art and I are so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We are keeping you and your family in your thoughts and prayers. This is such a difficult...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Arthur and Carol Barry (Wilcox) - 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 »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Lois Regestein - Boston, MA
“Susan,I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your husband.My deepest condolences to you and your family.Giuditta Monterosso
15 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“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 »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Elizabeth B. Rawlins - Oak Bluffs, MA
“Susan, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Whenever you spoke of Bill, you glowed. You are in my prayers.
17 of 32 | Posted by: John Trask - Haverhll, MA
“Susan, I am so very sorry to hear about Bill. My heart really goes out to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Danielle Herget - Somerville, MA
“Hi Susan,I am very sorry about your loss. Please accept our sympathies.Henry and Maxine
19 of 32 | Posted by: Henry Altmann - West Roxbury, MA
“Susan, Thinking of you and your family. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
20 of 32 | Posted by: Kristen Sherman - Scituate, MA
“Dear Susan, I am so sorry for your loss.Hollis
21 of 32 | Posted by: Hollis Davis
“Dear Sue, I am thinking of you and remembering Bill with fond memories. My heart goes out to you. Picking out our wedding gowns together brings...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Dolan - Holbrook,, MA
“You are in my prayers, my friend.
23 of 32 | Posted by: Natalie Sforza - Medford, MA
“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we are so very sorry for your loss.
24 of 32 | Posted by: Scott and Kara Dulin - Methuen, MA
“Susan,Know you're in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your husband.
25 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Meadows - Stoneham, MA
“You are in my thoughts, Susan.
26 of 32 | Posted by: Pauline Hatzikostantis - MA
“Dear Susan. I am very sorry about the loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Phyllis Soares, in New Bedford.
27 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“Susan,Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
28 of 32 | Posted by: Rich Metzger - Marblehead, MA
“Dear Susan,I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. May your days ahead be bright.Love, Josh
29 of 32 | Posted by: Joshua McKain - Scituate, MA
“I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family remain in my thoughts.
30 of 32 | Posted by: Richard Thorp - Boston, MA
“My condolences on your loss, Susan.
31 of 32 | Posted by: Meridith Spencer
“We are so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
32 of 32 | Posted by: Elaine & Tom McGovern - Belmont, 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.