Thomas Gust Jordan Age 84 Longtime Grosse Pointe resident died Friday, June 7, 2019 in Portland, Maine near his second residence in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Born in Detroit to his parents Seraphim and Ariste Jordan; Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Wayne State University in 1956 and then earned his CPA in 1957. He used his degree from 1954 till 1969 working as a CPA and Audit Manager for Price Waterhouse and during that time spent nine months in Paris. In 1969 his career lead him to B and E sales company till the company sold in 1985 where he continued to assist the new owners for an additional two years to make a clean transition. In 1988 till 1991 he served as the executive Vice-President and Director for Bittker Investment Group LTD. In 1991 Thomas set out on his own as the sole stockholder and President of Jordan Company, Inc., a large proper management company controlling many large office buildings, three warehouses, apartments and other various real estate holdings.
Thomas had extensive experience in all aspects of corporate life. Finances, Insurance, Taxes, Employees Benefits, Computer Systems, and Investments were all areas that he excelled in.
As a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict Area he was involved in the Berlin Crisis. He was also involved with many other associations; Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chairman of the Members of Industry, Chairman of the Task Force of CPE, and many other organizations. Member of the Economic Club of Detroit, Detroit Athletic Club and prior President of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce.
One of the distinctions that Thomas was most proud of was his devotion to his Greek Orthodox Church. As a member of the Church he served on the Diocesan Council for the Detroit Diocese, a current member of the Diocese Endowment Fund, and an member of the Audit Committee for the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund for the Greek Orthodox Church. His involvement in the Church earned him the honor of being named an “Archon”, the highest honor a lay person can receive in the Orthodox Christian Church.
On the personal side, Thomas enjoyed swimming, walking, and traveling. He loved his trips to Greece and England, especially. He loved sharing and spending time with all those friends that he collected throughout the years. Always a welcoming a new friend and a consummate host.
Thomas family is made up of his Sister Katherine Melick (late Robert) and his other late siblings George Jordan, Fr. Basil Gregory (Ann), Edna Jordan. Uncle to Jordan Melick, Ariste Egan (John), Andre’ Gregory (Mary), and Nicholas Gregory (Athena). Great uncle to Christian and Patrick Egan, Christian Lambrakos (Anthony), Maryianna Gregory, Alex Gregory (Ashley), Anastsia, Valia, and Ariana Gregory. Cherished friend of Carl Gatto and Keith Skriver. Longtime business associate of Elizabeth Courtney.
Visitation will be Thursday June 13, 2019 in the Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack Avenue Grosse Pointe Park, MI. 48230 from 4 to 8 PM. Trisagion service will be held at 6:30 PM. Funeral Services will be Friday at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter St. Clair Shores, MI. at 10:00 AM. Thomas will lie instate at the Church from 9:30 AM until time of services.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund Olympic Tower 645 Fifth Avenue Suite 403 New York, New York 10022