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Gordon Navan, age 94, went to be with Florence, his wife of 72 years, on Friday, September 18, 2015. He is survived by his seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Gordon was born and raised in Cheboygan, MI and was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served as a Master Sergeant in the South Pacific. He was a founding partner in Norman, Navan, Moore & Baird Advertising Agency in Grand Rapids. Gordon was a loving father, grandfather, husband and friend. He was a gifted artist, musician, writer, storyteller and handyman, but his family was his most cherished treasure. “Dad, your passing is so sad for us, but we have been blessed to have you for so long. Rest with the Lord Dad, you did a wonderful job.” A mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 935 Plymouth Rd. Grand Rapids, where Gordon and Florence were founding members. The service is scheduled at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 3rd with a visitation first at 10:00 AM. Gordon will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors. Donations in his honor may be made to The Kids Wish Network.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Edgar & Connie Hull on September 30, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Gordie was a wonderful friend to us. When he arrived here or at bowling his smile was the first thing we saw. We will miss him so much. We also know that he rests in Heaven with Florence. Heaven has a couple of wonderful angels.



  2. Sylvia Cole on October 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about your passing. I know that you will be really missed by all who knew & loved you. Your cousin Sylvia



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