General Information

Full Name: Peter Gordy
Date of Death: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Peter Gordy, 88, of Boca Raton, Florida, died on the 25th of February, 2023, after a brief illness.

Peter was born in 1934 in the Czechoslovak city of Ostrava, son of the late Hilda (Glück) and Henry Gordy.  Caught up in the Nazi invasion, he and his parents were among the few in his family to escape the horrors that soon transpired.  He was raised in New York City.   He served in the US Army as a radio operator and graduated from City College of New York.  With his father, he founded Gordy Toys, which flourished under his leadership.   Countless first-time entrepreneurs benefitted from his mentorship over 25 years of service through SCORE in Rockland County, NY. He also served for many years as a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society in Rockland County.

Peter was an accomplished and passionate photographer, especially of wildlife, and an avid sailor. He had a life-long love of travel, crisscrossing six continents over the decades.

Above all else, Peter was devoted to his family. He is survived by his wife Carol, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage last June, sons Michael, Robert, and Andrew, daughters-in-law Rohini, Rebeca, and Pam, and grandchildren Nina, Julia, Erica, Prayag, Hemakshi, Sophia, and Jackson. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30am Tuesday at Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Rte 4 West), Fair Lawn, NJ, followed by burial in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Anti-Defamation League or the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation.





Service Information

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
11:30 AM

Service at:
 Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Burial Following Service at:
Cedar Park-Beth El Cemetery
735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652


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1 Comment

  1. Alan Steinberg

    I have known Peter for over 61 years as a friend, confidante and business partner. In all those years he has always been there for me in every way. People often asked if I ever experienced any problems or disagreements with my business partner and my answer always was that he was open, fair and would chase you around the block to pay you that nickel he owed you. You will be missed my friend. Maddy and I extend our condolences to Carol, Michael, Robert, Andrew and their families for their great loss. Godspeed.


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