Alan J. Gordon, member of the County College of Morris Board of Trustees and a former member of the Parsippany Board of Education, died suddenly Friday morning. Board of Education sources say he succumbed to an apparent heart attack.
"He was a great, gentle man and a really kind person who really cared about education and about children," Board President Frank Calabria recalled. "He really believed in the schools and the school district and told me often how much he loved it. We learned a lot from him about leadership."
In addition to his work in education, Gordon served as the business coordinator of the Women's Cancer Center in the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
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