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Gordon F Wiegmann

July 31, 1936 February 9, 2020
Gordon F Wiegmann
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Gordon was born on Friday, July 31, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey to Frederick Wiegmann and Madeline Sherrow Wiegmann of Belleville, New Jersey. He graduated from Belleville High School in June 1954 on a Friday and went to work on Monday for Public Service Electric & Gas Company where he was employed for 37 years in the Gas Department. Gordon met Patricia M. Godsil at the Dingleman Coffee Shop on Broad Street in Newark, the favorite coffee shop of PSE&G employees. Patricia also worked at PSE&G in the US Treasury Bond Department. They dated and soon married on August 29, 1956. He retired in 1991 at age 55 from the Gas Department at the PSE&G Gas Plant in Harrison, New Jersey as the office and payroll supervisor. Gordon resided on Fairview Place in Belleville, New Jersey from 1936 to 1965 when he moved to 20 Patrick Street, Carteret, New Jersey where he raised his family in a very nice small town that was like no other town in New Jersey. Gordon and Patricia had a close-knit group of friends. Gordon was a 50-year-member of the Knights of Columbus 1280 of Carteret, bowled on their bowling league and won the Tom Lawler Memorial Golf Tournament many times. Gordon also bowled on the PSE&G bowling league for many years. Gordon was a volunteer Scout Leader with Boys Scout Troop 88 in Carteret.

Gordon’s love for golf was amazing. It began through tragedy when at age 12 Gordon lost his father Frederick, who passed away suddenly. Maurrie O’Connor was his next-door-neighbor who was the golf professional at then Hendricks Field Golf Club, today known as Branch Brooke Golf Club. Maurrie O’Connor took young Gordon under his wing, gave him a job, put golf clubs in his hands and taught him the game of golf. Gordon played golf every day while working at the golf club charging and washing golf carts, cleaning clubs, repairing clubs and caddying. Gordon soon became a very well-respected golfer at the Essex County course that became known as the “Home of the Hustlers.” The money that changed hands and the matches that were played there were like no other action on any course private or public in New Jersey. Some of the names that played there were Martin “Fat Man” Stanovich, baseball greats Phil Rizzuto, Larry Doby, Yogi Berra, tennis great Althea Gibson, entertainer Bob Hope, Joe Lewis, Ted Rhodes, Sugar Ray Robinson, James Halloway, PGA Professional of Weequahic Golf Club, Newark to name a few.

Gordon F. Wiegmann golf quotes:

“You went to the school of hard-knocks playing golf at Hendricks Field. You either got good to win or you lost a lot of money.”

“You drive for show and putt for dough.”

“Keep your head down and swing easy. The ball will go!”

Gordon’s love for golf made him a numbers guy and helped him manage risk. His mind was always calculating numbers and angles and he excelled at his job at PSE&G with a high school education and he was proud of that fact.
1956 New Jersey State Public Golf Organization Junior Runner up played at Plainfield Country Club
October 27, 1963 Gordon’s lowest score posted was a 65 at Hendricks Field Golf Course, Branch Brook Park, Belleville with his group scores:

Gordon Wiegmann 65, Ray Solinger 73, Chet Lukas 68 and Frank Fabrizio 69

Gordon’s love for numbers lead him to a life of helping others learn how to understand the stock market and invest wisely. He counselled others on how to retire at 55 and live comfortable as he and Patricia did. They traveled the world enjoying cruises 28 times. He fished Exuma, Bahamas, Key West, Ramrod Key, Bahia Honda Bridge with his friends Capt. Dave Wiley and Capt. Mike Weinhoffer and caught Tarpon, Grouper, Yellowtail. Gordon loved having fish cooked up at the Half-Shell Raw Bar, Key West and sharing his fish stories with his family and friends after a great day on the water. He also fished the waters off of the Jersey Shore from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Light for Fluke and Yellow Fin Tuna.

Gordon loved playing cards and his favorite games were Blackjack and Poker. He played in casinos and ships around the world, but his favorites were Atlantic City and Las Vegas where he and Patricia wintered for many years. In later years on the advice of his sister-in-law, Judith Godsil, Gordon and Patricia wintered in Stuart, Florida from 2005 to 2014, where they enjoyed many great times with family and friends.

Gordon is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Patricia Godsil Wiegmann.

Gordon is survived by his son Barry J. Wiegmann, his favorite daughter-in-law, Jean Marie Wiegmann, Grandsons Sean Wiegmann, Justin Wiegmann and Connor Wiegmann of Montgomery, New Jersey
Daughter Cheryl Wiegmann Roche and husband Kevin Roche, Grandchildren Mackenzie Roche, Kendall Roche and Keegan Roche of Freehold, New Jersey
Doris Czypolski, AGE 95, Cousin of Lakewood, New Jersey
Lynn Czypolski Brennan and Harry Brennan of Old Bridge, New Jersey
Jean and David Bundas, Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Nephew Keith Godsil of Inman, South Carolina
Niece and Goddaughter Deanna Godsil Vanacore and Ray Vanacore and their children Vincent and Angelina Vanacore of Bradenton, Florida
Sister-in-law Claudia Godsil Fitzpatrick and Sean Fitzpatrick, Nephew, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Niece of Boston Massachusetts and Hilton Head, South Carolina

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