Gordon Little
Monday
27
June

Visitation at Funeral Home

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 2016
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States
Monday
27
June

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 2016
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
294 Mannix Road
Peru, New York, United States
Tuesday
28
June

Mass

11:00 am
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
St. Alexander's Church
Church Street
Morrisonville, New York, United States

Obituary of Gordon Little

Gordon "Gordie" Requa Little, Sr.

Morrisonville – Gordon "Gordie" Requa Little, Sr., 79, of West Main Street, Morrisonville, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

He was born in Monsey, NY, June 15, 1937, the son of Russell James and Alta Grace (Requa) Little.

In addition to his wife, Catherine (Kaye) May Vaughan Little, he is survived by one brother, James Little, of Washington, Pennsylvania, and 13 Children (1 deceased) including; Gordon R. Little, Jr. (Lisa Capece), Kirk Little (Laurie Bruce), Gary R. Baker (Kimberlee Hassler) (Both Pre-deceased) their children, Chad K. Baker (Kimberley), and Meeghan Marlow (Scott) were raised upon their death, Stephen J.(Jim) Baker (Sandi Melick), Michael R. Baker (Freddie Villegas), Rodney B. Baker (Patti Sorrell), Sharon L. M. Pavone (Galen Pavone), Dale A. Baker (Judy Connell), Diane E. Wright (Roger Wright), Dana A. Baker), Gregory Baker (Leslie Ashe), Barbara A. DeMaio (Christopher DeMaio), Bruce T. Baker (Sandy Sawyer). Gordie is also survived by 24 Grand-children [1 deceased], 30 Great-Grandchildren [1 deceased]; and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Gordie graduated from Moira High School in 1955, and then from the first class at Stony Brook State College on Long Island in 1961.

Gordie's broad-ranging involvement with the North Country has been very well known since 1961, most especially for his daily broadcasts at WIRY radio over a 36 year period, and his seven-year role as the Clinton County Crime Victims' advocate.

Gordie wrote a weekly column; "Small Talk" for the Press-Republican beginning in 1997. He produced hundreds of television programs for Home Town Cable documenting the region's history in "Our Little Corner." He also wrote articles for regional publications Strictly Business and Strictly Food for Thought, and a weekly column; "Little Bits" for DenPubs.

Whether called "Gordie", "Dad", or "Papa" his deep love for his family was unwavering. Not only a public icon, he was a giant for always being there. His kind-hearted presence and enthusiasm made you, and your concerns his number one priority. Without exception, because it was an essential part of who he was, Gordie was fervent in his desire to give each individual absolutely everything of himself at any moment. As important as his kids were to him, Gordie's love for Kaye was even more profound. It was obvious to all who saw them together. Their deep faith in each other, and in God, was integral to who they were as a couple. They gave each other a strength that was evident by the palpable glow when they saw, mentioned or even walked by each other.

We will be forever grateful for the legacy of love, generosity, and kindness that will shine in all of us just because Gordie was in our lives.

Calling hours will be held Monday, June 27, 2016 from 11 to 1 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11 AM at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville. Committal prayers and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

The family wishes to start a scholarship fund in Gordie's memory. In lieu of flowers, please offer your donations to https://www.youcaring.com/gordie-little-591272.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.

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