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About Gordon Radonich
Gordon Radonich was born in Helensville and moved with the family to Albany, Most of Gordons schooling was done in Albany but later attended Northcote High.
The next shift was to Devenport,after leaving school he worked in the laundry over the road from the family home in Church street Devenport.
It was at the time that Gordon met Joy whilst playing tennis at Stanley street,when Joy moved to wellington gordon left the Laundry ans soonfollowed her,he got a job at the Ford motor Company.
Latter they moved back to Auckland and both Gordon and Joy worked for Christopher Bede Studios as a sales Rep,Gordon remained with the company until 1965,and he was without doubt the best salesman for the company.
Gordon got married in 1952.
Gordons health caused a lot of concern so he then went to work for Smith & Browns the the Maple Furnishing Co, He stayed with the Maple till he had a stroke. He was 59 years old and never really recovered properly.
Gordon and Joy did a trip to London and Europe when he was 60 but it was hard work,Gordon was not up to it, but determined to go.
From the time they arrived back his health steadily got worse,he Died when he was 63 years old of a Massive Coronary attack.