George "Alex" Alexander Gordon
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Washington County Regional (Black Rock) Park
George "Alex" Alexander Gordon, 27, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019.
Born Friday May 31, 1991 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Timothy Gordon and Barbara Constable Rossini and Dr. Michael Rossini of Hagerstown.
In addition to his mother and step-father, he is also survived by his two brothers Zachary Constable and Richard "Worth" Gordon; his two step sisters Teresa Rossini and Alina Rossini; his grandmother Myra Constable; his aunts and uncles Vicki Gordon, Susie Downin, Nina and Tom Miller, Kendra and Donny Smith, Atlee Constable and Wesley and Chris Constable; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Linwood Constable and Judy & Richard Gordon; and uncle Michael Gordon.
A mother’s saddest day is losing their child. Alex lost his fight to opioid addiction. His strength to acknowledge that he had a problem and ask for help was not enough to save his life. Opioids change a person’s brain and lead to a life long struggle to not give in. This battle is isolating because of the self-induced shame and guilt. If you know someone who is struggling, please do not judge. Those struggling did not wish for nor anticipate it. It is a struggle that is extremely difficult to overcome. I found a quote from Alex - "It’s not the future I am afraid of, it’s the fear of the past repeating itself that haunts me.”
Alex’s magnetic personality was hard not to love. He was a loving and giving soul who was always happy to lend a hand to those in need. Words from his friends describe him as loving, optimistic, generous, outgoing,courageous, a protector, he was everyones brother, he was like family. He loved life, his family and friends and will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2:00 pm, at the Washington County Regional (Black Rock) Park, 20025 Mt Aetna Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Brooke's House, 17663 Technology Blvd., Hagerstown, MD, 21740.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.
With deepest sympathies for your loss, Vicky Diamond
York , PA
Thoughts and prayers go out to Zach and Worth. I know the pain of losing a sibling is extremely difficult especially at such a young age. My heart goes out to you. Barb I can’t even imagine how difficult this is for you. RIP Alex you will be missed very much. Your smile and awesome personality
Chambersburg , Pa
Barb, My heart aches and I am so sad for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts daily. I pray that God guides you and your family through this as only He could. I am so sorry.
Barbie and family we are sending love and prayers during this difficult time. I may not be able to attend the service but my heart and thoughts are with you.
Hagerstown , MD
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I knew Alex from coming into my work at AC&T on the Dual Hwy. He was a very polite young man as his two brothers. I hope his journey/legacy will open the eyes of other people with drug addiction. I just wish he could have gotten help sooner and with Alex coming out and asking for help shows he wanted help and was a good man. God Bless
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Barbie, Zack, and Worth I am thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
Williamsport , MD
Barb and family, We are so sorry to hear about Alex. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you, Will and Jill Kessler
Will and Jill Kessler
My heart goes out to the family. I didn't know Alex that well. But I new his Mother . And his Grandmother was one of my best friends. My condolences to the family. My prayers are with you. Cindy
Im so very sorry. He was a wonderful young man. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
My heart was broken when I got the news. I only new him for a short period of time. He was so handsome and out going , great to work with. Prayers to all of you❤️
Waynesboro , Pa
Barb, over the years I recall our conversations about Alex and your efforts in trying to help him. You struggled mightily. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Dearest Barb: My heart is aching for you. There are no wonderful words to ease your pain but please know that God loves you and will be here for you through this awful time. Sherri
Cheryl S Plummer
Barb and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. While there are never adequate words to express, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim Garns Mills
Falling Waters, WV
Our sympathies to you and your family. We hope you have lots of good memories of happier times with your son. In sympathy, Barb and Dick
Barb and Dick selman
Barb My heart aches for you and your family.