Gordon Alan Eastman: 1955-2015

On October 1, the ReStore lost a great friend. Gordon Alan Eastman spent his whole life working with his hands. He was not only a master craftsman with 40-plus years experience in retail, but an accomplished self-taught pianist who had his own band (Doubletake), his own remodeling and carpentry business, his own slot car race track in Lake Oswego (Red Line Speedway) and his own way of greeting the world with a gentle spirit and a welcoming smile. 

For over three years, Gordon gave his time to the Beaverton ReStore, using his carpentry skills to build custom shelves, furniture and booth displays. By all accounts, Gordon was a rare and special person who made things better for those around him. People just wanted to hang out with him. According to Gordon, one of the best things about volunteering at The ReStore is that there is always work to be done, and always an opportunity to utilize his skills to accomplish it. 

In September , Gordon was hired by Willamette West Habitat for Humanity as a construction leader. His family said he loved what he was doing with his whole heart. And we loved him, too.