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Theodore Harbison Gardner, age 91, of Hyde Park died peacefully on November 28, 2012. Beloved husband of 60 years of Naomi Andrews Gardner. Loving father of Melinda A. Gardner, Theodore A. Gardner (Juliann), Whitten A. Gardner (Barbara) and grandfather of Laura D., Grace L., Elizabeth A., and Katherine F. Gardner. Born in Hillsboro, Oregon, Ted was a graduate of Oregon State University. He was a proud and decorated Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Kalinin Bay. He was an active member of the U.S. Navy League, The Hornet Foundation and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Warbird Museum. Ted was a consummate community volunteer. He interviewed over 150 World War II veterans and recorded and videotaped their stories for the Cincinnati Public Library and for the U.S. Library of Congress. Ted was a 30 year member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club. He shared his vocal talents as a member of the Rotary Chorus, the Choir of the Church of the Redeemer and the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus, where he served as a Board Member. Ted was an historian, a lover of art and literature, and an avid sports enthusiast. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00 pm at the Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park. A reception with the family will follow. If so desired, memorials may be directed to the Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 Borman Ave., Batavia, Ohio 45103

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 2, 2012
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