Gordon Fogal

Obituary of Gordon Fogal

Gordon Lee Fogal

3-13-1919 to 8-19-2018

Gordon was born in San Bruno, CA in 1919.  He attended the University of California, graduating in 1941 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his MS in Mechanical Engineering in 1954.  His first job was working for General Electric in Pittsfield, Mass. He met his life partner, Marjorie Gallette, while working there. They were married in 1943 and remained together for 74 years. In 1944 he started working for the Naval Ordinance Lab where he worked until 1956 when he returned to GE to finish his career. He served in the US Navy during 1944 and 1945. He received 20 patents over his career.  He greatly enjoyed his retirement, traveling extensively in the US and living in five different locations. He was an excellent wood worker, making everything from furniture to carvings and many household projects. He is survived by his four children-Gail (Fogal) Kammer, Gordon Lee Fogal, Jr, Stephen Andrew Fogal and Richard Allen Fogal along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed.