Gordon L. Duell


Gordon L. Duell 94, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. He was born on July 9, 1926 in Ballston Spa, NY to George and Katherine Duell. He was a US Army veteran, serving in World War II.

Gordon was a machinist for Philip Morris in Saratoga Springs for many years, retiring in 1988. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and puttering around in his woodworking shop. For many years, Gordon raised chickens. He was an avid NY Mets fan. On Friday nights Gordon could be found at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta watching his son race.

He was predeceased by his wife Molly, and his siblings Albert, George, Robert, Beverly, and Gladys. Gordon is survived by his children Kim Duell (Denice), Gordon Duell (Carol), Gail Gray-Habig, and Christa Evans; grandchildren Stephanie, Angela, Scott, Dianna, Darian, Madison, Michael, and Tamara; great grandchildren Isabela, Dakota, Avery, Konrad, Peyton, Parker, Ethan, and Haley; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, May 24 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, May 25 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gordon may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Guest Book

Patti Ingram

Kim & family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. If he was anything like you or Scott, he was a fantastic man. May he rest in peace.

Terri Brownell

I'm heartbroken to hear of Gordon's passing. I took care of and spent a lot of time with Gordon during his stay in Saratoga Hospital. To say I fell in love with him is an understatement. He touched us all on D1. What a sweet man with a huge heart and fabulous sense of humor. He had his moments, but to no fault of his own. We could see who he was. A proud dad and granddad. A loving husband and brother. And oh, the stories he would tell. Reminiscing about his youth and the army and raising his kids. Hunting camp and hunting trips. Working in Ballston and saving up money to go to the movies. His love of the Mets and lack of love for the Yankees! His love of old westerns, but John Wayne was a phony! He has been missed since his discharge from the hospital. Now he back with his "Molly". His love. The only woman he would dance with. RIP Gordie.

Marie Ahl

"Cuffy"and Kim,
Condolences, so sorry to hear about your Dad. May he rest in peace

Kelly Yager

I’m So very sorry for your loss! Hugs ❤️

Art Howes

My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to the Duell family in their time of loss.....RIP Gordon.....fly with the angels and may God hold the hands of your loved ones in the time of their grief. Thank you for your service to our country.

Cliff Haynes

I never had the chance to meet you sir but from what I hear from your family you were one hell of a guy. RIP my friend.

Karrie Condon

Sorry for your loss Kim and family.

Wava Lavelle

You will be so missed by your family. You will forever be in our hearts. I will always remember going to the race track with you and Uncle Al on Sundays. Remember the cars in Grandpa's drive way. May you rest in peace my dear Uncle.

Ida Duell Ellis

So sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my prayers.