John Gordinier

Obituary of John Stewart Gordinier

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John Stewart Gordinier, 73, beloved husband of 48 years to Joan E. Stewart Gordinier of Ft. Lauderdale, peacefully passed away in the loving comfort and care of his home surrounded by his wife and daughter, Jennifer on June 5, 2020. Born in Troy, NY, he was the son of the late Herman Camp Gordinier and the late Katharine Stewart Cook Gordinier. John attended Troy PS #18, The Albany Academy and SUNY Plattsburgh. John grew up on Hoosick St. in Troy, before moving to Plattsburgh where he met Joan. He returned to Troy where his family lived on Lisa Lane in Brunswick until moving to Florida. John was Manager of several Subway franchises in Fort Lauderdale and had previously worked for Dunkin Donuts Inc. John was a devoted baseball and hockey fan enjoying watching his adopted Florida Marlins win their first World Series Championship in 1997 and again in 2003. His love of rock n’ roll was modeled in his support for causes of justice and peace. An avid reader of history mirrored his own interests in politics and democratic principles. Husband of Joan E. Stewart Gordinier, father of Jennifer K. Gordinier, brother of Herman “H. Camp” (Comfort) Gordinier, Michael B. Gordinier and the late Alison C. Gordinier, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to Morris-Stebbins-Miner and Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180. When restrictions have been eased on gatherings, a Memorial Service will be announced with the date and time to be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 146 First St., Troy, NY 12180. The burial will follow in the Gordinier Family plot at the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. A special fund has been designated to provide financial assistance to Albany Academy student-athletes and families in need. If you would like to make a gift, please make your contribution in John’s name to: The Albany Academies, 135 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208, by contacting the Institutional Advancement Office at (518) 429-2414, or by visiting online at Please express your on-line condolences by using the tab on this website.
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