Duane Gary Gordon

Duane Gary Gordon

Duane Gary Gordon died Sept. 5.  He was 67.

Gordon was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 14, 1956, to James (“Jim”) Clark Gordon and Suzanne Marie Gordon. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975 as a law enforcement specialist. From 1975 to 1986, he provided police services and defensive combat operations at air bases in the U.S. and overseas. After leaving the military, he moved with his family to Livermore, and joined the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in 1990. He served for ten years as the Livermore field office computer security operations manager providing federal oversight of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory classified computer security program. He played a key leadership role in implementing security policies for inter-site classified networking within the NNSA complex. He provided oversight of all the lab’s security programs including information, physical and cyber security, protective forces, and nuclear material control and accountability. He was awarded the NNSA Silver Medal upon retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Ryan Gordon; son, Christopher Gordon; daughter, Jacqueline Gordon; stepchildren Grace Ryan and Jason Ezell; grandchild Lillian Gordon and step-grandchild Adelaide Heath; and his sisters Charlotte Gordon and Constance Van Beek.

A memorial service will be held at the Bothwell Arts Center on Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m. An online tribute page can be found at memorialsource.com/memorial/duane-gary-gordon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to World Central Kitchen (wck.org) or Livermore Valley Arts (livermorevalleyarts.org), both nonprofits that he believed in and volunteered for. Alternatively, a Redwood Tree can be planted in his name through Save the Redwoods League (savetheredwoods.org).