Tom Jordan Falls Asleep in the Lord

June 22, 2019

DETROIT, MI – Thomas Gust Jordan, Age 84, Longtime Grosse Pointe resident, died June 7 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 led him to the B and E sales company until the company was sold in 1985, but he continued to assist the new owners for an additional two years. From 1988 until 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 shareholder and President of Jordan Company, Inc., a large property 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 – finance, insurance, taxes, employee benefits, computer systems, and investments were all areas that he excelled in.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and 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. He was a member of the Economic Club of Detroit, Detroit Athletic Club and served as President of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce.

One of the things 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 and was a member of the Diocese Endowment Fund. He was also a member of the Audit Committee for the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund. 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, he was 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), and Edna Jordan. He was 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.

Funeral Services were held on Friday June 14, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church of St. Clair Shores, MI. Memorial Contributions can be made to Leadership 100 at Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue Suite 403 New York, New York 10022.


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