, Salem, MA

April 23, 2013

Gordon Abbott, Jr., 85

Manchester, MA — Gordon Abbott, Jr., 85, a conservationist, journalist, World War ll Navy Veteran, and life-long outdoor enthusiast, died on April 17, 2013.

He leaves his wife, Katharine S-B Abbott, four children, and five grandchildren.

Gordon’s philosophy in life was, “Leave the world a better place than how you found it.” Those who knew Gordon will miss his joyous spirit, intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm for life.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Mr. Abbott’s life will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Farms, Mass., at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Maine Coast Heritage Trust at For a complete obituary, information, or condolences, please visit