Gene F. Jordin, 85

Gene F. Jordin, 85, of Mt. Cuba and Bethany Beach, Del., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

The only son of Raymond and Sarah (Fredrick) Jordin, Jordin was a graduate of A. I. DuPont High School. He lived his entire life from the family home in Mt. Cuba. Like many men of his generation, he served in the military and worked virtually his whole career at just one employer, Diamond State Telephone (later Verizon). Jordin also had one love in his life, his wife of 57 years, Joanna B. (Blake) Jordin. Together they raised two daughters and a son.

The family spent every summer at their shore home in Bethany Beach, becoming very connected to that community. For several years, Jordin proudly served as the market master for the local farmers’ market. He had a unique ability to find peace and happiness in the simple aspects of life.

In addition to his parents, Jordin was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Warner. He is survived by his wife, Joanna; his daughter, Judy Peiffer and her husband, Jim, of Yardley, Pa.; his son, Gene D. Jordin and his wife, Lorraine, of Ocean View, Del.; four grandchildren, Jordin, Madison, Taylor and Connor “Buzzy”; and two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Damian. He will be missed, “but we are grateful that he truly lived a full life, surrounded by love, family and friends.”

A memorial service was held April 24, 2019. Burial will be private. Condolences may be sent online at