|Food service worker remembered
by Clara MacMillan
Margaret Grampus Gordon, an MUSC employee for 41 years, passed away
June 21. She was 63.
Most recently, Gordon worked as a food service supervisor in patient
services. She previously worked as a cook and cook’s supervisor.
“She would ask the cooks to make sure that her meals were on time so
that the patients would not have to wait. We will surely miss her,”
said Jo Ann Howard, manager of Dietetic Services.
Food and Nutrition general manager, Brad Masteller, saw how Gordon
cared for patients and her coworkers. “She cared deeply about the
patients and clearly understood the importance of the service we
provided to them. She would not accept shortcuts and took younger
staff under her wing to get them on board with our mission,” Masteller
As a supervisor Gordon held all of her employees to a high
standard. “Mrs. Gordon was a supervisor who displayed all of the
qualities that Sodexo wanted to meet in its mission statement.
She demonstrated Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and
Service (CARES) in her daily work. She made sure that all of us
also showed these same qualities,” said coworker Carolyn Smith.
Gordon was born April 19, 1947, in Hollywood. She was the daughter of
the late Cephus and Celia Frazier Grampus. Gordon received her
education from Baptist Hill High School, then began her employment at
MUSC in 1968. On June 6, 1968 she married the late Alonzo
Gordon Sr. and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is survived by son, Jerone Grampus Sr. and wife, Maria, and Alonzo
Gordon and his wife, Tynae; six grandchildren; Clarence Grampus, Ernest
Grampus, William Grampus, Sam Grampus (Barbara), Julia Chaplin and
Her funeral was held June 26 at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Friday, July 16,