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November 2, 2013
Dorothy M. Gardner, 86, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday at Schuylkill Center.
Born April 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Schneider.
Dorothy attended Pottsville Area schools.
She had worked at a number of garment factories throughout her life as a presser. Dorothy had worked most of her years in the garment industry with Onyx Blouse.
Later in life, Dorothy received her GED so that she could pursue her passion and life work of working as a teachers' aid at IU 29. It was through working with disabled and mentally challenged children that Dorothy showed her patience and love.
Dorothy had enjoyed traveling with Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. She also volunteered to teach exercise classes with Diakon since 2002.
Dorothy and her husband, the late Joseph Gardner, married Sept. 2, 1949. They shared 51 years of marriage until his passing in 2000.
In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by brothers Charles, John and William Schneider.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Robert, Hummelstown, and his daughters, Samantha, Cornelius, N.C., and Kaitlyn, who is a student at Penn State University at University Park; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grabowski Funeral Home, Schuylkill Haven. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Pastor Fiddler with the United Church of Christ, Pottsville, will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dorothy's name to Pottsville Housing Authority 410 W. Laurel Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.
Grabowski Funeral Home
75 Memorial Drive Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 3, 2013