Burbank resident Gordon Lee Sherwood died peacefully Jan. 31 at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles with friends at his side. He was 100.
A longtime advertising executive, he was well known for his involvement in live steam railways. As his 100th birthday last year, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge declared March 22 “Gordon Sherwood Day” for his work in forming the Los Angeles Live Steamers in Griffith Park.
Gordon was born March 22, 1911, on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles to Lee and Addie Sherwood.
The World War II veteran spent his career with the Tabery Corp., a top advertising agency in Los Angeles, where he was an art director for more than 30 years. There he led branding campaigns for companies including Chevrolet, Carnation and Howard Hughes.