Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New York Times, September 19, 2014

 Former Helena Resident Made It Big
As Forbes Editor, Financial Wizard

Robert S. Gordon passed away peacefully at home in Manhattan on September 17, 2014.

He was born on October 28, 1925, in Michigan City, Indiana, and raised in Helena, Arkansas. He was an accomplished musician and played on a Mississippi riverboat. He attended the University of Michigan, where he was a drum major.

He attended graduate school at New York University and Columbia University. After working as an editor for Forbes, he became a highly successful stock broker and financial wizard. He is survived by his adoring wife of 57 years, Ida, his daughter, Roberta, and step-son, Michael, his son-in-law, Rick, his daughter-in-law, Anne, and his grandchildren, Adrian, Eli, and Zoe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic at

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