Stephen A. Gordon

Stephen A. Gordon

Stephen A. Gordon, 71, of Fawn Avenue, Salamanca, passed away Thursday (September 14, 2023) at Buffalo General Hospital.

He was born November 20, 1951 in Quaker Bridge, NY, the son of the late Arthur P. and Elverna S. (Abrams) Gordon Stephen was a graduate of Salamanca High School and the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors in Art. He was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians Turtle Clan and was a Seneca Nation Counselor at the time of his retirement.

A well-known musician, he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Coyote Band for the past 35 years. He received a Life Time Award from the Native American Music Association. He was also an author, having written three books, “Coldspring my home, my memory, my story”, “Coldspring, a few stories” and “Coldspring our world is changing” Stephen also appeared in episodes of the hit TV show Dexter New Blood and was part of a documentary “Lake of Betrayal, The story of Kinzua Dam”

He is survived by his wife and Best Friend, Gwen E. (Nickerson) Gordon, his only daughter, Christine (Terry) Stone, of Hamilton Ontario, Canada, God Daughter, Courtney Jacobs of Salamanca, three grandsons, Marshall, Cody and Trent, three step-children; Brandon Logan of Stockton, Heather (Jon) Byrne of Alto, GA., and Amber White of Dunkirk, as well as many beloved, aunts, uncles and cousins, including: Corliss Abrams Bucktooth and Thom Abrams, and a niece, Micheleigh Garcia.

Stephen was preceded in death by a grandson, Sampson and two brothers, Gary and Daniel Gordon.

The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Neuro Science ICU at Buffalo General Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at the Coldspring Longhouse in Steamburg (Center Road) at 10:00 AM, Monday. Longhouse Speaker John Block will be speak over Stephen. Burial will follow at the Hillside Haven Cemetery, Coldspring (Steamburg).

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Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph.