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Gordon Ray Rutherford

June 9, 1933 - January 15, 2022
Livonia, MI


Funeral Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022
11:00 AM EST
Live Stream
His Church Anglican
34500 Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152

*Memorial Gathering 10:00AM

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Saturday, January 29, 2022
12:00 PM EST
Senate Coney Island
39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48167
(734) 927-1126

*Luncheon to follow the service


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

His Church Anglican
34500 Six Mile Rd
Livonia, MI 48152
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Judson Center
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Life Story / Obituary


Gordon Ray Rutherford, 88, died January 15, 2022. He was born in Detroit Michigan; the only child of Gordon and Mildred Rutherford. Gordon attended Cooley High School where he sung in the choir. He graduated from Alma College in 1956 with a degree in Economics and played baseball for the school. He earned his Master’s Degree in teaching from Wayne State University. He taught elementary school in Livonia, MI for 25 years. He took early retirement to help run Little Guys and Dolls Preschool and Day Care Center in Livonia with his wife for 42 years. Gordon loved baseball and played in an Oldtimers league in Hamtramck, MI and served as an Assistant coach for Clarenceville and Churchill High School baseball teams. He also loved boating and enjoying water skiing well into his 70s. He is survived by his wife Camille of 55 years; Daughter Lynne (Timothy) Zacharias; Son Mark (Jackie) Rutherford; Grandchildren Noah, Megan and Gavin Zacharias and Anna, Cal and Tyler Rutherford. A funeral is planned for Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 am at His Church Anglican, 34500 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152. Family will receive family and friends at 10:00 am prior to service. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to His Church Anglican or to the Judson Center.