Gordon L. Heagle, 68, a resident of Oswego passed away on Monday January 7, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness.
Very special thanks and appreciation to University Hospital for their compassionate care of Gordie these last 18 months.
Gordon was born November 11, 1944, in Fulton.
He was the son of Leon and Lillian (Stoutenger) Heagle.
He attended Phoenix and North Syracuse schools.
He worked and retired from Local Laborers Union #214, Oswego during the construction of Nine Mile Point, unit 2.
Gordon will always be remembered for his hockey days as a linesman for the Syracuse Blazers in the early 1970s, and also for many years traveling the country with the World Softball Association and his many years playing softball at Hopkins Road and Senior Softball during his retirement years in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He created “Gordies Double Play” softball complex and entertainment venue in addition to authoring “The Old Scout” web site dedicated to softball coverage at a national level, following several years of coaching in various leagues in Central NY.
Gordon was a loving husband, father, Papa and great-grandfather.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of nearly 50 years, Joan M. (Pfeiffer) Heagle. Gordie is also survived by his three daughters, Colleen Wallace of Phoenix, Kathy Sheridan (Keith) of Oswego and Maureen (Mickey) Haney (Terry) of Phoenix.
Gordon is also survived by eight grandchildren, Erica Ward (Dan), Hope and Brooke Wallace, Brett, Alexis and Zach Sheridan and Paige and Connor Haney.
He was predeceased by grandson, Taylor Gordon Sheridan in 1996.
Gordon also is survived by three great-grandsons Jacob and Hunter Ward and Landon Wallace. Gordon is also survived by two brothers, Ted Heagle (Mary) of Corning, NY and Leon Heagle (Sue) Heagle of Parish, NY; and sister, Linda Heagle of Florida.
He was predeceased by a brother, Elwin (Bucky) Heagle.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to Make A Wish in honor of our grandson, Taylor Gordon Sheridan who passed away from Neuroblastoma in 1996.
Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. with a celebration of his life at 7 p.m, at Newcomers Funeral Home in North Syracuse.