Mark Darrin Gordon, 54, of Henrico County passed away on October 1, 2019 at home after fighting like hell to beat cancer.
Mark was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 10, 1964 and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in early childhood. After graduating from Virginia Wesleyan College he remained in Virginia Beach working on the ramp for Piedmont Airlines, piloting for First Hospital, and managing North End Cyclery until opening his business, Bike Factory Of Charlottesville in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his father, C. Darrell Gordon, and sister, Pamela Gordon.
Left to celebrate his memory is his wife, Amanda Gordon, mother, Donna Gordon, brother, Kyle Gordon (Diane), mother-in-law Virginia Sivils, brother-in-law, Jeff Sivils (Cheri), sister-in-law Susan Sivils Dolson (Mark), nephews, Patrick and Christopher, and niece Amy. Also, special friends, John and Sheila Scott, Chad Ramsey, Liz and Dan Baker, Don and Bonnie Clatterbaugh, Kim and Kevin Mattia, Jeovellina and Raul Cruz, Darren Giacalone, Brian Stone, Kelly Pape and so many others.
As an avid cyclist, softball player and card player, he made sure to enjoy his passions to the fullest.
A special thank you to Virginia Cancer Institute, Radiology Oncology Associates, and James River Hospice for providing aggressive and compassionate treatment, and to the Sivils and Dolson families for turning their lives completely upside down, just for us.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 4th at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Reception to follow. Interment will be private.
A memorial to honor Mark can be made by donating blood platelets at your local Red Cross donation center and enjoying a meal at Chili’s, the best restaurant ever created, according to Mark.