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Gordon Baldwin Wall

October 15, 1928 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 93)


Gordon Baldwin Wall passed peacefully May 9, 2022. He was born October 15, 1928 in Middletown, CT, the son of Caroline (Baldwin) and Edbert Wall. He graduated from Kent School in 1947 and Wesleyan University in 1951. He was involved in sports during his school years, participating in football, hockey, wrestling and most memorably for him, crew. As a member of the 1947 eight-man crew team that capped off its undefeated season by winning the Thames Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, he was inducted into the Kent School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict. Upon his return home, he began his career at Connecticut Spring and Stamping Corporation where he remained until his retirement in 1992. Gordon married Marjorie Hathaway on October 12, 1957. They moved to West Hartford where they raised their family.

Gordon was an avid golfer, a member of the Lyman Orchard Mens Golf Club for many, many years. He loved the shoreline, spending every summer of his life at the cottage built by his grandfather in Westbrook.

Gordon was predeceased in 1998 by his beloved wife, Marjorie. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Gordon, Jr., wife Elizabeth and daughters, Stephanie and Christina; his daughter, Susan Griesbach and husband, David. As well as his brother, Edbert, Jr., wife Elizabeth and their children, Robert, Karen and their families. He was also predeceased by his nephew Stephen.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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