Jordon was born on March 4, 1934 in Oakland, CA. He passed away in Escalon, CA on June 25, 2020. He was raised in Hayward, CA and San Jose, CA. He was drafted into the Army in 1959 and served six years in Germany. Upon his return, he went to work for the San Jose Police Department in the Property & Evidence Division. In 1979, he and his wife, Georgia, moved to Angels Camp, CA and bought Helda Company. In 1988, Jordon and Georgia moved to Escalon, CA. He volunteered at the Modesto Police Department and then worked part-time as a police assistant issuing parking tickets.
When Jordon moved to Angels Camp, he was asked if he would like to participate with the formation of Angels-Murphys Rotary Club. This started his 41-year commitment to Rotary. After moving to Escalon, he helped form the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club. Some of the positions Jordon held were Charter President and Silent Auction Chair. He also initiated the Christmas basket program. At the District level he was Extension Chairman and Sergeant in Arms. Everywhere he traveled whether in the US or in Canada, he made sure to schedule at least one visit to the local Rotary Club.
Jordon enjoyed playing cards, traveling, playing the organ, bowling, square dancing, music of all kinds, especially western, cookies, ice cream and spending time with family. He was especially proud of Georgia’s quilts and crafts.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Alida, his step-father Charles, and his brother David. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Georgia, his children Cheryl (John) Kiesel, Jon (Susan) Rombough, Debbie (Matt) Heath and Stacy Rombough, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Cindy (John) and Nancy, his cousin Myra-Ann (of Australia) and many nieces and nephews.
During these times, we are unable to have a memorial service. We would be honored if you would post a tribute on Jordon’s memorial page. https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/JordonFreitas1/.
In lieu of flowers, we have created a memorial fund through Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club to continue Jordon’s dedication of reading to third grade students at Collegeville Elementary School. For over 13 years he volunteered weekly so students could practice their reading skills. Donations can be sent in Jordon’s name to PO Box 425, Escalon, CA 95320 or to the GoFundMe account set up on Jordon’s memorial page.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
July 8, 2020