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Donald Lordan

Donald Lordan

Saturday, March 27th, 1943 Monday, August 24th, 2020

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Obituary for Donald P Lordan

Donald (Don) Paul Lordan, 77, of Harleysville, Pa., departed this world on Monday, August 24, 2020. Born on March 27, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pa., Don was an only child to John V. & Sara Lordan. He graduated from Abington High School in 1961. Don, an All American pitcher, led the Lafayette Leopards to the 1965 College World Series where they faced Arizona State. During the 1965 season, Don racked-up the third most wins in a single season (9) in 93.2 innings pitched with 66 strikeouts. His record of 93.2 innings pitched still stands as the second-most in a single season and his record for strikeouts is tied for sixth-most. Don was also a top-notch hitter, and he led his team with a .404 batting average during the 1965 season. Don was inducted in Maroon Club Hall of Fame in 2013 and 2015 for his baseball accomplishments.

After graduating from Lafayette College in 1965, Don signed with the Milwaukee Braves. He then went on to serve in the National Guard. Don ran a sporting goods store and had been working in the sports memorabilia business for over thirty years. He had also worked with the All American Baseball Academy in Warrington, Pa. organizing baseball camps and clinics for more than 48 years.

Surviving Don is Karen Lordan and their daughter Kady Lynn (Steve) Stoyanov of Simpsonville, SC. Don was preceded in death by his parents, John V. & Sara Lordan.

A Celebration of Life for Don Lordan will be held in 2021 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Robert Behrens

I hope you can find some peace and solace from the knowledge that Don was eternally grateful to you Karen coming to his rescue every time he had a medical emergency. And to Kady Who was the bright shining light of his life and was in his heart day and night. He was never prouder when he was able to give you away to Steve on your wedding day, Who he greatly liked and admired. Every time you pick up a deck of playing cards thank of your dad who was happiest when he was able to play with you. I personally will miss our lunches and Conversations of remembrances of things past. Bob Behrens
Comment | Posted at 07:58pm via Condolence
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James Carter

With deepest sympathy, Don and I were Friends and competitors from third grade on up, though we often would come down on different sides of an issue.
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Michael Toth

I sure do miss Don up here in Harleysville. We not only shared the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper every day but also many stories. He loved to reminisce about his games from many years ago. Baseball and basketball stories from Abington High School and Lafayette. Don enjoyed the Penndel League and the baseball camps at Harleysville Stadium. He always hung on the the old baseball card of Braves outfielder Lee Maye. When I asked Don why, he told me he wore Lee’s old number 51 uniform when he had a tryout with the Braves in the mid 1960’s. We also talked about current events as well. I dragged Don to quite a few high school sports games over the last few years. He especially loved Pennridge and Abington basketball games. He loved to exercise his brain with Sudoku and Jumbo. I was always coming up with Trivia for Don. Perhaps an old movie or television show question, or an actress or actor. More often than not, Don knew the answer. I will never forget my old friend Don Lordan. Respectfully, Michael Toth.
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