Gordon Nethercut, devoted spouse and children guy, professional chief, and group servant, passed on peacefully on Superior Friday, April 2, 2021 at the age of 92 following numerous months of declining wellness. He will be dearly skipped by his spouse of 68 several years, Vernie, his three children — Cynthia Nethercut (husband Joseph Altonji) of Madison, Connecticut John Nethercut (wife Sonie) of Baltimore, Maryland and William (Monthly bill) Nethercut of Ossineke, Michigan and 3 grandchildren–Matthew Altonji, Justin Nethercut, and Mary Altonji. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert (and spouse Jean) Nethercut, of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gordon was born June 28, 1928 in Sandusky, Ohio to Donald and Helen (Porch) Nethercut. He graduated from Elyria (Ohio) Superior University in 1946 and from Denison University in 1950 with a BA in Economics. At Denison, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Blue Vital Honor Society, and Beta Alpha Psi (an accounting honorary culture). He was a faithful Denison alumnus and attended reunions into his 80’s. He was earlier president of Detroit West Denison Alumni Club.
Gordon was a Korean War veteran, serving two many years in the US Army as a battle infantryman with the Third Infantry Division and as a team chaplain assistant at Eighth Army Headquarters.
Immediately after completing his armed forces responsibility, he returned to the US and married Vernie Schmitkons of Elyria, Ohio, in 1953. He also enrolled in the College of Michigan School of Enterprise Administration and graduated with an MBA degree in 1954. His to start with employer was Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Detroit for eight many years. He turned a Certified Community Accountant (CPA) in 1958.
In search of a work that necessary a lot less travel so he could shell out time with his family members, he joined Warren Younger in 1962 as a associate in Warren Younger & Firm of Alpena and moved his youthful spouse and children to Alpena. After using delight in the development and products and services of his company for 33 decades, Gordon retired from Nethercut, Cernat, Straley & Ilsley (now Straley, Lamp & Kraenzlein) in 1995. He was a member of a number of qualified accounting societies and of the Northeast Michigan Economic Club.
Gordon was a serene, intelligent, and supportive presence in his children’s life. The grandchildren and Uncle Monthly bill all have fond reminiscences of Camp Nethercut–one week carrying out many of the exact points their dad and mom did–camping, canoeing, viewing Mackinac Island, ingesting Lud’s hamburgers, watermelon-seed spitting contests, and going to performs. Even with their significantly-flung family, Gordon and Vernie always made certain that they all collected routinely for family members holiday seasons and gatherings. Gordon and Vernie were still flying to these spouse and children gatherings until eventually age 90.
Gordon was lively in the United Church of Christ at 4 levels–local church (Initially Congregational UCC of Alpena), United Northern Affiliation, Michigan Convention, and two countrywide church boards. For this different assistance to his church, and for company on several condition and national church distinctive committees, he obtained the Harold Skidmore Award in 1998. He was recently identified for singing in the church choir for 50 many years.
He served on the board of Alpena’s LARCC (Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Congregational) for many of its formative yrs. He also was appointed to the Board of Administrators of Heifer Global in 2001 and served for four a long time.
Gordon always appreciated functioning and socializing with his fellow Lions and was an energetic member for practically 60 decades. He was past-president of the Alpena Lions Club and initial Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer of Lions District 11E-2. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award led the Lions Campaign Sight Initial II, in which Alpena Lions won district and state honors been given the Lions Intercontinental Daily life Member Award at age 90 in 2018 and served as guide reporter for the Alpena Lions Club to the Alpena News from 1996 to 2019.
Last but not least, Gordon believed it was vital to add to his community. He was a founding member of the Community Basis for Northeast Michigan in 1974. He was also a Trustee emeritus and previous-president of the Neighborhood Basis. He was energetic in the Group Refrain Cub and Boy Scouts, serving for several years as District Finance Chairman and Alpena Local community University (ACC), as a member of the ACC Board Trainer Team. He taught a system in regional federal government accounting to township clerks and treasurers at ACC for Michigan State University for a number of yrs.
Throughout his life, Gordon took pleasure in writing information experiences for his quite a few corporations.
With Vernie, they took 11 Elderhostel (now Highway Scholar) trips attended many Association of Lifelong Learners (ALL) courses and established what is considered to be one particular of Alpena’s longest lasting couples ebook clubs.
A non-public memorial support for the quick spouse and children will be held at Initial Congregational UCC of Alpena on Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m. the Rev. Dr. H. Robert Circumstance will officiate. Friends are invited to be part of by livestream by means of a backlink that can be located at uccalpena.org The memorial provider will be recorded on YouTube. Preparations are delivered by Bannan Funeral Dwelling.
Donations in memory of Gordon are advised to be sent to the Initially Congregational UCC of Alpena or to the Alpena Lions Club Memorial Fund.