Donald Kevin Jordan
May 21, 1944 - August 8, 2019
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Donald K. Jordan, 75 of Jersey City, formerly of Holmdel passed away Thursday night after a long-fought battle with cancer with his children by his side. Donald was born in Staten Island, NY to an Irish Immigrant mother Katherine Madden and his father Edward Jordan from Kingston, New York. Donald grew up in Staten Island …
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David Covington left a message on August 19, 2019:
If it wasn't for Don Jordan, I would not be where I am today. Sending my sincerest condolences to Don's family. It was a beautiful memorial service. I will miss you, Don!
Alumni Varsity Association Board of Directors left a message on August 13, 2019:
We are deeply saddened by the Don's passing. From his advice and council on all matters within the Alumni Association, to his nailing it getting Hamilton tickets way before the craze :-), we've always relied on Don for his wisdom. Don has been the glue for the Alumni Association for so long, and we will miss him dearly. Our deepest condolences to Don's family.
Nelda Latham left a message on August 13, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear about Don. He was a very inspirational leader, always enthusiastic and always grateful for any help one offered for the Alumni Association. Nelda Latham
The Board of Directors of the Southern Nevada Chapter of CCNY left a message on August 13, 2019:
A flower blossomed in the desert in the form of the Southern Nevada Alumni Association chapter, and it took root through the help of Don Jordan and his dedicated alumni office staff. Don was a staunch supporter of the chapter’s successful efforts to bring together alumni, family, and friends of CCNY living in Nevada, for fun and entertaining events, as well as to raise scholarships for deserving but needy students. The chapter sends its sincerest condolences to the family of our steadfast friend.
Frank Sciame left a message on August 13, 2019:
I just left a wonderful Memorial service for Don. I am sure he was looking down on his family and friends with great pride. I offer my sincere condolences to his family. It is impossible to calibrate the enormous positive effect that Don has had on The City College - nor is it possible to count the number of staff, professors, students, Alumni, and people of all Stripes that owe Don Kevin Jordon an enormous amount of respect and gratitude - I am first among them ! May his soul Rest In Peace. Frank Sciame
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sweta Shah left a message on August 13, 2019:
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Norma Smalls left a message on August 12, 2019:
So saddened to hear about the passing of Don Jordan. Don was not only my boss for over 23 years, but a very caring and giving friend. It has been a honor and privilege working for Don and the Alumni Association. Don will truly be miss. Rest in peace. Norma Smalls
Yolanda Sylvia Escollies left a message on August 12, 2019:
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Joanne Gambino left a message on August 12, 2019:
I will always remember Don. He would visit the office on his way somewhere but found time to sit down and chat. He was a beautiful soul with a contagious smile. We talked about his health, he asked about my dad who is going through the same issue. I only wish I had one more chance to tell him how much he and those conversations meant to me. Rest in peace my dear friend. Until we meet again...
Yolanda Sylvia Escollies left a message on August 12, 2019:
I am very saddened by the passing of Don. He leaves a legacy of Love and enthusiasm for our beloved City College that he instilled in me and others who will continue his efforts to support many deserving students through the generosity of the Alumni Association. Don encouraged me to participate in the Association as the President of the Latino Alumni and a member of the Board, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I send my heartfelt condolences to Don's family who must be very proud of his 30years of leadership of the Alumni Association of The City College. Que Dios lo bendiga. May he rest in peace.
President Greg Williams left a message on August 12, 2019:
My family and I are deeply saddened by the death of our true friend, Don Jordan. Don and I worked closely together for over eight years while I served as President of CCNY. He was always incredibly supportive of the work we did together to make The City College the best we could be. He provided great advice and counsel regarding our alumni and was a tremendous source of information about the college. He truly loved the college and left his imprint on the college. Our hearts go out to Don’s family whom he dearly loved and we hope that they feel blessed with the memories of their time with him as we do. Dr. Gregory H Williams 11th President of The City College of New York
Debbie Potter left a message on August 12, 2019:
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Tonio Burgos left a message on August 12, 2019:
My condolences to Don's family and Tom. I always really enjoyed our conversations by the pool, our movies with great actors and actresses at Port Liberte where he was a great neighbor. Don however will be remembered by his true legacy--the amazing work he did at City College for the alumni. Rest in Peace and our prayers are with you. --Tonio & Fabian
Norma Smalls left a message on August 12, 2019:
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Yolanda Sylvia Escollies left a message on August 12, 2019:
I am very saddened by the passing of Don. He leaves a legacy of Love and enthusiasm for our beloved City College that he instilled in me and others who will continue his efforts to support many deserving students through the generosity of the Alumni Association. Don encouraged me to participate in the Association as the President of the Latino Alumni and a member of the Board, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I send my heartfelt condolences to Don's family who must be very proud of his 30years of leadership of the Alumni Association of The City College. Que Dios lo bendiga. May he rest in peace.
Joanne Gambino left a message on August 12, 2019:
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Sheila Evans left a message on August 12, 2019:
At this time of Sorrow, The Black Alumni Association - CCNY sends sympathy to the family of Donald Kevin Jordan. Many thoughts and prayers are with you.
Al DElia left a message on August 12, 2019:
Farewell to a study son of City College! It was my pleasure to work with you for the past 30 years. You are one of the most dedicated professionals i have ever encountered. rest in peace my friend until we meet again
Art Alumni of CCNY left a message on August 11, 2019:
The Art Alumni Group of CCNY loved Don, he supported all our endeavors unconditionally, with an open heart and mind. We will miss him, and just want you all to know how very much we all loved him. Accept our condolences for your loss. With Love and Peace
Alexis Thompson-Middleton left a message on August 11, 2019:
To the family of Donald Jordan please accept my deepest sympathies. He truly was passionate for living life making sure others could enjoy the value of their lives. This came through with his dedication and labor of love at CCNY planning and coordinating many enjoyable activities and meetings. I am going to truly miss Don but will remember how he was the real deal being true to who he was as a human being. True to oneself - that was Don. Sincerely, Alexis Thompson-Middleton Class C Member/Alumni Association of City College Corresponding Secretary/Black Alumni Group of CCNY
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mary Ann Genco left a message on August 11, 2019:
Don and I are so saddened by Don's passing. He and Maria will always remain our dearest friends.We shared over 50 years of wonderful adventures including Broadway shows , numerous dinners in each of our homes and favorite restaurants, exciting vacations together, milestones in all of our lives, and too many shared laughs to count. We could always expect a call from Donald the morning after the Academy and Tony Awards! Lisa, Neil, and Jenn grew up together and have so many loving, and often humorous, memories to hold dear. Our hearts are heavy, and our love and condolences go out to the entire family. Donald will be sorely missed.
Art Alumni of CCNY left a message on August 11, 2019:
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Renotti Alexander left a message on August 11, 2019:
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Lisa Jordan left a message on August 11, 2019:
A candle was lit by Lisa Jordan on 2019/08/11
ROTC Alumni Group left a message on August 11, 2019:
Don was instrumental in helping us become part of the Alumni Association and the City College community and for this we are thankful for having known him. We are truly grateful for the support he gave us over the years and regret his passing and not having said thank you enough times. Allen Rothman, President, ROTC Alumni Group
Black Alumni Group of the Alumni Association of CCNY left a message on August 11, 2019:
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DONALD PREISTER left a message on August 11, 2019:
Don was a mentor, friend and role model as he worked for Boys Clubs of America. His skill, keen insight, sensativity and dedication made him respected and admired by the youth development professionals and youth alike. He made valuable contributions to the growth and development of young men from across the country. He enriched my life and I am better for having worked with him. Thank you for everything my friend! I love you Don!
Carol Kurth left a message on August 11, 2019:
Don was an incredible supporter of The City College and its alumni constituency. His enthusiasm and dedication were boundless, his energy infectious and his joy abundant as he celebrated the successes of students at awards dinners, alumni achievements and the accolades of both faculty and his colleagues, especially those he worked closely with on the Alumni Association and various Boards. I am personally indebted to Don for encouraging me to get involved in re-energizing the Architecture Alumni Group. Don gave me the confidence, guidance and support to take on a leadership role, and be part of the wonderful lifeblood of the Alumni Association. I will forever miss Don’s joyful laugh, his wit and wisdom - and most of all his friendship. Donald K. Jordan, a remarkable man who made an indelible mark on City College. My sincere condolences to Don’s family. He will be missed... - Carol Kurth
Black Alumni Group of CCNY Alumni Association left a message on August 11, 2019:
To Don's family, we extend our deepest condolences. He was passionate about the success of the Alumni Association, and will be remembered by all those who knew him. We are forever grateful for his continued support & encouragement of our affiliate group. We will miss him for all that he has done to better us...as a group, as an association, and as individuals. Without a question, Don was a son of CCNY! Quincy Auburn Allen President Black Alumni Group Alumni Association of The City College of New York
Washington, DC Chapter, CCNY Alumni Association left a message on August 11, 2019:
The members of our Chapter of the Alumni Association appreciate greatly many years of support -- including regular visits by Don Jordan to the Washington, DC, Metro Area to install our officers, personally share updates about CCNY, and to participate in our events. We also will not forget Don's help in planning and facilitating our trips to The City College for tours, luncheons, activities, and other programs. We join in saying thank you!
Jim and Mary Ann Irwin left a message on August 11, 2019:
Neil, Sally and Carter, Thoughts, prayers and many wonderful memories to all your family!
COL (Ret.) Andonios Neroulias left a message on August 10, 2019:
May he rest I peace and he was very instrumental in our efforts to establish an ROTC group as part of the CCNY Alumni Association and to bring back ROTC to CCNY and CUNY in general. His long and dedicated service to the CCNY Alumni Association set high standards which others must follow.
Jack Lee left a message on August 10, 2019:
I’ve only known Don for a short while. As a new board member of the CCNY Asian Alumni group, I found Don to be a strong leader and a dedicated professional. He never failed to attend all our meetings. He was a great supporter of CCNY, the school he loved and cherished. We have lost a great advocate and he will be missed. His legacy is one of dedicated service. God bless you for all you’ve done for our alma mater. Peace be with you. - Jack Lee class of ‘74 Yorktown Hts. NY
Barbara Nevins Taylor left a message on August 10, 2019:
Dear Family of Don Jordan, I am saddened by Don's death but inspired by his life and his dedication to his job at City College. He worked so hard to help the college and honor deserving alumni and he will be remembered by those of us whose lives he touched. His kindness, and passion standout. My condolences to his children and grandchildren. Don Jordan was a fine man.
Richard von Zerneck left a message on August 10, 2019:
My deepest sympathy upon Don’s passing. He was a colleague, a friend and a dedicated City College person. He will be missed by many including me. May he Rest In Peace.
JOAN LICURSI left a message on August 10, 2019:
I was so deeply saddened to learn of Don’s passing. My heart and warm condolences go out to all members of his family of every generation. He was a special person indeed, and will be missed by all those who loved him. Here’s to all our years of love and friendship.❤️ Joan Licursi
Selvin Gootar left a message on August 10, 2019:
Don Jordan was the face of the City College Alumni Association for over 30 years. He dedicated his professional life to that organization, and for that we are grateful. Selvin Gootar
Ellis Simon left a message on August 10, 2019:
Very sad to learn of Don’s passing. I frequently worked with him during my 10 years as CCNY’s PR director. He truly was passionate about the college and its alumni and cared greatly about the organization he worked for. Sincerest condolences to his family. May his memory be for a blessing.
Debbie Esposito left a message on August 10, 2019:
To my DEAR UNCLE DONALD❤ you were my idol growing up and made my life complete. I lost you for a while but I fortunately got YOU back! I Will TRULY MISS YOU
Randy Brozen left a message on August 10, 2019:
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Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ngee-Pong Chang left a message on August 10, 2019:
Don has been a great friend and advisor to our Asian Alumni group of the City College Alumni Association. Our growth is attributable to his constant support, advice and encouragement. Despite his many duties, he would make it a point to come to Mandarin Court on Canal Street for our Asian Alumni Board meetings, and help us with outreach activities, honorees and scholarship awards. And his humor and presence at our Annual Lunar New Year Banquet will be sorely missed. Condolence to his family Ngee-Pong Chang Professor CCNY Physics Department
Vince Boudreau and Dee Dee Mozeleski left a message on August 10, 2019:
Don was a dedicated son of City College. On behalf of The City College of New York, we know he will be missed by many generations of alumni, staff, faculty and friends. Our condolences to Don's family. We know you were always his most important source of love and support.
Randy Brozen left a message on August 10, 2019:
I got to know Don through the City College of NY, as president of the Art Alumni for the past16 years and as a member of the executive committee. He loved City College with a passion and I loved him!! His dedication, committment and passion inspire me and motivate me still! I value my friendship and my professional relationship with Don and will miss him greatly! Don was one of a kind and a very special man! My heart is breaking for all of you, with love Randy
Peter Emanuel left a message on August 10, 2019:
The Board of Directors and Members of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the CCNY Alumni Association are saddened by the passing of Don and extent our deepest sympathies to his family. He was instrumental in establishing the Gulf Coast Chapter and helping us as through these early years. He was dedicated to the Alumni Association and a friend. We will miss him. Peter Emanuel, President, Gulf Coast Chapter of the CCNY Alumni Association
John & Dina Soldini left a message on August 10, 2019:
We will always treasure our fond memories together. May you rest in Peace
Thomas D'Andrea left a message on August 10, 2019:
REST IN PEACE DKJ You're in the arms of the angels. My friend, mentor, travel buddy. Thank you for hiring me over 20 years ago and teaching me about friendship,, love, life and gratitude not to mention spelling, grammar, vintage movies, theater love of good food. You were my support during the death of my mother, 2 brothers, sister & father. YOU DONALD WERE A PRINCE AMOUNG MEN. I will miss you forever. I love you, Tom
Sergio Villaverde left a message on August 10, 2019:
Our friend and advocate for so many years. We are all grateful for the life and the legacy of DKJ. The CCNY community will not be the same without Don.
Jane Lloyd left a message on August 10, 2019:
Besides being a loyal customer for the past 20 years, you were a friend who I will keep in my memory and heart. I enjoyed our lunches with Tom exploring the best French Restaurants in Manhattan. I will miss you, Don Jordan!
Marie D Jimenez left a message on August 9, 2019:
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Sandy Kazinski left a message on August 9, 2019:
Lisa - sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Dave Ison left a message on August 9, 2019:
I greatly saddened to learn of Don’s passing. I have great memories of working with Don when he was with Boys Clubs of America. Whether it was on the National Keystone Club program and conferences or the National Program Advisory Committee, he always made sure that we had a good time and addressed the issues before us. I will always remember the Keystone Conference Committee going to dinner in Philadelphia and Don cutting it short so he could get back to see the Oscars. He was a uniquely talented man with a great sense of humor. And, most importantly, a good friend. I send my sincere condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.
Gina Legere DeJohn left a message on August 9, 2019:
Words can't describe the loss of such a big presence as Uncle Donald. And, if you are thinking of your memories of him, you can't help but feel a deep respect, and then a huge laugh at all of your stories with him. He had an enormously giving heart, and was always looking to have the next adventure. As a kid, he would bribe us with a 'special treat' to go on an adventure, so he would have company on errands, and true to his word, would bring us for Stewart's raspberry shakes. We would fall for a raspberry shake and a special adventure every time. He shared his love of the beach, and many summer nights would stay at the beach watching the sunset reading the paper and playing in the ocean. We never knew when the next adventure or the next movie would be. What we did know was that it would be a good time with tons of laughs. He had bad jokes and that made it even funnier. He loved us all, and we knew it. His love for his work was unparalleled, and he achieved great successes. There will be no one else like you, Uncle Donald. I am proud that you thought of me as your honorary second daughter. You were like a father. May you rest in peace. Love you, Gina.
Melissa left a message on August 9, 2019:
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Stanley Cohen left a message on August 9, 2019:
As a CCNY graduate with the clas of ‘61, I was a member of the alumni association, but it was not until 2010 when meeting with Don, that I was inspired to start a CT Chapter. With Don’s encouragement and love of the school, I further increased my dedication and support of CCNY. Don was a person who I looked to who was always there for support and encouragement. Don will be sorely missed.
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