David G. Gordius ’69

David G. Gordius passed on Dec. 8, 2021. He was born on Sept. 15, 1947. He lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. He graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering. He was a Disabled American Veteran and veteran of the Vietnam War. He achieved the rank of lieutenant and was licensed chief engineer with limitations from the American Society of Power Emergencies, up to 20,000 horsepower; United States Coast Guard, up to 5,000 horsepower per engine; and the state of Maine, up to 100,000 pounds of steam per hour per boiler. His first ship was the U.S. Mate operated by AEC Inc. and last shop Sealand Consumer operated by Harrison Lines Inc. He was buried at sea with a Commutative leaf at Hernado Hospice Brooksville, Fla.

He is survived by his sister, two brothers, a daughter, Lynn Broughman of Trenton, granddaughter Kristine and great-granddaughter Kaylee of Franklin.

He was a member of the Protestant Congregational Church, American Merchant Marine Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, American Veterans, Youth American Uniformed Services, Seafarers International Union, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association-District Two, Moose International and the United States Navy Reserve.