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Ryan W. Gardner

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STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- Ryan W. Gardner, 21, of Route 22 died Friday, March 19, 2004 due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Toad Point Road in the Town of Petersburgh. His girlfriend, Courtney M. Carelli, also died from the accident.

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., on Nov. 2, 1982, he was the son of Neil E. and Susan E. Jansson Gardner. Ryan was a 2000 graduate of Berlin Central High School and was currently a student at Hudson Valley Community College studying civil engineering. He worked at both Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shoppe and G&C Logging in Stephentown. Ryan was an avid coon hunter, who qualified for the world hunt the last two years in Ohio and Michigan. He also loved snowmobiling.

Survivors besides his parents include two brothers, Derrick D. and Kyle S. Gardner, both of Stephentown; maternal grandparents R. Wesley and Eileen Engwer Jansson of Averill Park; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Donald and Barbara Lincoln Gardner.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 in the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 NY 43, Stephentown. Interment will follow in the Stephentown Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 22, 2004
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