The Central Park Gardens Tenants’ Association
mourns the loss of our long-time Board and Executive Committee member and friend
who died on July 9, 2019 after fighting long illnesses.
We offer our condolences to his wife Patricia, their daughter Orisha, their extended family, and their many friends.
Richard (Duke) Jordan, Jr. lived with his family here for over forty years. In addition to serving on the executive committee and board of the tenant association, he was a floor captain until his death. He also served as a member of the tenant association’s legal committee before the building left Mitchell-Lama and on 5 boards of St. Phillips’ affordable housing. In this career, Rich was the National Director of Urban Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (formerly Boy's Club of America). An accomplished musician, he was a consultant in Urban Planning & Youth Development to the federal government, the National Commission on Youth and Voluntary Action, the MLK Commission, the MLK Center for Youth and Non Violent Action, the International Council of Churches, the New Cities Corp. and the governments of the UK, France, Canada and Germany and others.
A memorial to celebrate his life will be in August, with further details to be announced.