Gordon Batten Sly

Gordon Batten Sly

August 06, 1932 - November 27, 2019
Chester, VA

Gordon Batten Sly

August 06, 1932 - November 27, 2019
Chester, VA


Gordon Sly, 87, of Chester, VA passed away on November 27, 2019. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Irene (2018). Gordon is survived by daughter Rene DeSimone (Thomas), son Eric Sly, and daughter Adrienne Macri. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Alyssa and Lauren DeSimone, Isabella and Alex Macri; brother Edward Sly and sister Margaret Peterson.

Gordon served in the Korean War. He held engineering degrees from the State University of New York and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He studied art at Albright Art School.

Gordon worked as an engineer for 27 years at Allied Chemical (Honeywell). Gordon loved golf, but his passion was painting. He was president of the Roxbury Art Association in New Jersey. He has exhibited in many shows in both New Jersey and Virginia and won many awards for his paintings.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, December 7 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA 23237. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Dec 07, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Augustine Catholic Church
  • Location: 4400 Beulah Road N. Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 804-275-7962

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Dec 07, 2019 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Augustine Memorial Garden

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1 responses to Gordon Batten Sly

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rene, Eric and Adrienne at this time. All of my memories of Uncle Gordon are of his amazing kindness. And I still remember his beautiful paintings. He is at rest now in Paradise with Aunt Irene and beloved family members. We will all be reunited one day. May Gods comfort provide peace to his dear family.

    Love & Blessings,
    Diane and Carlos Lopez

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