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Gordon R. Jones, a businessman who played a key role in the development of the Odyssey School, dies

Gordon R. Jones, a businessman who played a key role in the development of the Odyssey School, dies

Gordon R. Jones, a businessman who channeled his own struggle with dyslexia into the expansion of the Odyssey School, which helps students similarly challenged, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Center Towson.

The Monkton resident was 88.

“Gordon is Odyssey School,” said Marty Sweeney, head of school, who lives in Lutherville. “He had the vision for our school, found the land and donors, and went over the blueprint for our building. He wanted it to feel like a home; he made Odyssey possible.”

Gordon Robertson Jones, the son of H. Lawrence Jones Sr., founder of the Hudson Building Supply Co. in Timonium, and his wife, Helen Robertson Jones, a homemaker,...

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