Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Gary K. Jordan, 72

Wellsville , NY - Gary K. Jordan, 72, of Bolivar Rd, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on May 30, 1949 in Olean the son of the late Kieth and Marie (Tyler) Jordan. In Wellsville on June 1, 1968 he married his wife of fifty-three years, Barbara (Costello) Jordan – who survives. 

Gary was a 1967 graduate of Wellsville High School. In 1969 he began to serve in the United State Army, where he was a combat medic serving in Vietnam, he remained with the Army  until 1972. After discharging from the service, he began working for D&J Body, Worthington; and eventually he was self-employed, owning Wholesale Tire in Belmont. In his free time he enjoyed watching Jimmy Swagart; and was a member of the American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, Matthew (Rita) Jordan; a daughter, Carrie (Kenny) Fanton; four grandchildren, Kaleb Jordan, Haylee (Trevor) Coleman, Jacob (Hannah) Fanton, and Kollin (Sara) Fanton; two great-grandchildren, Ivan Jordan and Harper Fanton; a sister, Judy (Ike) Connor; a sister-in-law, Peggy Jordan; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by: a son, Chad Jordan; and a brother, Eddy Jordan. 
A private graveside service will be conducted by the American Legion Post #702 with full military honors. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. Barb, so sorry to hear about Gary. It's been a long time since I've seen Gary and you. I pray all goes well for you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. It's been awhile since I have seen you all. But you all are in my families prayers. Joe Chapman.

  3. Kathy Jordan Goodell (Gary's cousin)October 20, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Thinking of you and your family