Catherine Gordon

  • Born: October 19, 1938
  • Died: October 4, 2021
  • Location: Norristown, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Catherine Gordon (nee Asbury), of Phoenixville, passed away peacefully on Monday October 4, 2021 at her daughter's home with family by her side. She was 82 years old. Born October 19, 1938 in Oakeola, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruby Asbury, and beloved wife of Basil P. Gordon, Jr., with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.

Catherine resided in Delaware County most of her life before moving to Chester County in 1978. She graduated from Darby Township School and attended Ebenezer AME Church in Glenolden. Catherine, also known as Neet and Cass, adored her family and extended family. She loved to cook, entertain, and never refused an opportunity to play poker. She loved to hug and kiss her children and grandchildren who lovingly called her "Booch." Cass was known to take on the challenge of a bowling match. She played in a bowling league for many years earning plenty of trophies as she mastered the sport. Cass had a heart of solid gold and will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. Cass loved people, especially her family. Cass would go out of her way to do anything for her family and she never blinked an eye to travel down route 252 to Delaware County to offer love, support, fellowship, and comradery to family members in need…or to play poker!

In addition to her beloved husband Basil, Catherine leaves to rejoice in her memory her five sons George Gadsden of Phoenixville, Gary Gadsden of Phoenixville, Darryl Gordon (Dominique) of Manheim, Basil Gordon III (Christine) of Bethlehem, Gregory Gordon (Gladys) of Washington D.C., and her daughter Sharon Gordon of East Norriton. Cass is also survived by three of her eleven siblings, Harry (Bud) of Darby, Kenneth of Glenolden and James of Darby and twelve grandchildren - Austin, Ashley, Abel, D'Andre, DJ, DaNasia, Donovan, Alicia, Aaron, Emory, Kim, and Kai as well as great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other close loved ones.


The family of Catherine Gordon wishes to acknowledge the many deeds of kindness shown during our time of sorrow and bereavement. Gratitude is sometimes the hardest emotion to express but please know that each word of encouragement, your prayers, calls, flowers and food are very much appreciated. Your love and support will never be forgotten. May GOD richly bless each of you. A multitude of THANKS to all of the family, friends and medical providers who made multiple trips to Sharon's to provide relentless compassion and tender care of Our Loved One. GOD BLESS.

Lovingly & Prayerfully Submitted, The Family


Relatives and friends are invited to share in Catherine's Life Celebration on Monday October 11, from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19401, (610) 277-7000. Homegoing Service will begin at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, 352 S. Gulph Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Uncle Basil, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa and Stephanie

Posted by Lisa Hawkins - SC - Family   October 14, 2021

My condolences to the whole family The short time that I knew cash she was such a sweet individual We shared three grandchildren I remember when she and basil came to my home in Jersey four A holiday don't remember if it was Thanksgiving or Easter But I had some private time with her and even then she had a lot of pain We said a prayer together I will always remember her as very loving parent and grandparent She is now in peace and in such a beautiful place looking down and watching over her family.
And to that , I will say amen

Posted by Marie Cusumano DePinto - Sewell, NJ - Friend   October 14, 2021

No matter how far we've live apart you were always close in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss you dearly. Forever love you and cherish the memories of our times.

Posted by kathleen Morris - Athens, GA - Family   October 09, 2021


What a wonderful person and friend Cass was. Not only as a neighbor, but also a a swim buddy at the Y.
So many wonderful memories. I will miss her smile and great laugh. Rest in Peace my friend.
My Deepest Sympathy to Basil and all of her family.

Posted by Mary Osisek - Phoenixville PA, PA - Neighbor   October 08, 2021

Aunt Neet, Being only tens years apart you felt more like a sister to me growing up at 205 N. Academy Ave.
Rest in Peace!!

Posted by Carol Couch - Ocala, FL - Family   October 08, 2021


Cass and Basil had been wonderful friends and neighbors for over 40 years. What fun times we shared in the neighborhood. Watching their amazing children grow into such fine adults was a role model for all of us. Cass, you will be sorely missed. We love you all and pray that your memories of such a beautiful woman will bring you peace. Love, Barbara and Joe DePalma, friends, North Palm Beach, FL, Oct. 8, 2021.

Posted by Barbara DePalma - North Palm Beach, FL - Friend   October 08, 2021

Cass was my backyard neighbor for 42 years. Our children grew up together. Cass was a sweet, kind and beautiful woman.She had a great laugh, made the best wings and was friendly to all. I have missed her since Covid but I am so happy that she was blessed to leave this earth so peacefully. Rest in peace Cass. Sending love and hugs to all the Gordons'

Posted by Kathy O'Grady - Phoenixville, PA - Neighbor   October 07, 2021

Cass had a way of always making you feel comfortable and wanted. Her laughter and warm heart was contagious. We couldn't have asked for a better neighbor and have many fond memories of neighborhood parties. Somehow I feel her delightful spirit is now helping our dear Lord. Can't imagine anyone with a warmer smile, heartier laugh and kinder heart to do so! What a terrific role model for wife, mother and grandmother you will always be.

Posted by Lylia Hoehl - Phoenixville, PA - Friend   October 07, 2021

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