Gordon R. Lothian, 57, a retired department manager for the Hechinger Co. and a World War II veteran, died of internal hemorrhaging Thursday at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.

During the war, Mr. Lothian saw combat in North Africa and Sicily and served with the 1st Infantry Division during the Normandy invasion.

He enlisted in the Army Air Force, a predecessor of the U.S. Air Force, in 1946. Before being assigned to Andrews AFB in 1960, he was a fire services supervisor in Kansas, Texas, England and Okinawa. He retired from the service in 1962.

Mr. Lothian joined the Hechinger Co. in about 1970, and was a department manager at the Alexandria store before retiring three years ago for health reasons.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 259 in Clinton, where he had served as sergeant at arms, service officer, community relations coordinator and was on the child welfare and youth program committee. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9619 in Morningside, Md.

He was born in Highgate, Vt., and lived in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce, and three daughters, Kim, Patricia Langford and Wanda Turner, all of clinton; two sons, Kell, of Clinton, and Barry, of Arlington; two sisters, Gladys D. Escorcie and Elsie Raymond, both of Highgate; and a brother, Floyd, of Ohio, and three granchildren.