Lea G. Gordon, 90

July 9, 1928 - Sept. 19, 2018

Lea Guyer Gordon of Litchfield, Conn., a native of East Hampton who later in life had a house in Sagaponack, died on Sept. 19. The cause was said to be congestive heart failure. She was 90.

Mrs. Gordon had a career in publishing as a researcher and reporter at Newsweek Magazine, Time Magazine, and Time-Life Books, and later as a nonfiction editor at Meriwether Press and Macmillan Publishing, and as a senior freelance editor at Reader’s Digest General Books. After 35 years she retired, and became a fine-arts appraiser and a member of the Appraisers Association of America.

She was born here on July 9, 1928, to George W. Guyer and the former Margaret Gay. She was a graduate of the Mary A. Burnham School in Northampton, Mass., and of the class of 1950 at Pembroke College, then the women’s college adjunct to Brown University.

Mrs. Gordon, who also lived in Manhattan, was a former member of the Garden Club of East Hampton and, with her husband, the late Richard Blake Gordon, had been a member of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the Maidstone Club. They had no children.

She was buried at East Cemetery in Litchfield. The Rowe Funeral Home there handled the funeral arrangement