Joseph Gordon Compton

February 18, 1923 - May 26, 2011

Joseph Gordon Compton

February 18, 1923 - May 26, 2011


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Obituary for Joseph Gordon Compton

J. Gordon Compton, 88, of Menands and formerly of Bedford, N.Y., died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Born in Flushing, N.Y. on February 18, 1923, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry Compton and Julia Cosgrove Compton. He was a graduate of McBurney School, Lehigh University with a degree in business administration, Rutgers University and the Stonier School of Banking. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot aboard a B17 and the Korean War serving with the U.S. Air Force as a pilot flying C119's. Mr. Compton began his career in banking with Corn Exchange Bank and later served as president of Tappen Zee National Bank, Chemical Bank where he was a regional president, Community State Bank as president and last with First American Bank in Albany where he served as president. Mr. Compton was active with the Boy Scouts of America. Growing up, he was an Eagle Scout with Troop 1 in Flushing, N.Y. where he was a life member and on the Troop Committee. He was treasurer and president of the Westchester-Putnam Council, BSA, Treasurer of Troop 97 in Manhasset, N.Y. Mr. Comton was a board member of the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, a board member and board president of the Albany Rural Cemetery, a member of the Schuyler Meadows Club and a communicant of St. Pius X Church in Loudonville. He was the beloved husband of Constance "Connie" Wilder Compton; devoted father of Susan C. (Robert) Bruce of Wilmot, N.H., Willard G. (Ann) Compton of Southbury, Conn. and David J. (Peg) Compton of Fayetteville, N.Y. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Thursday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, N.Y. Inurnment will follow in Albany Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. Arrangements are by the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Condolence book at

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