Gardell, John P.
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John P. Gardell of Stamford, CT and Spring Lake, NJ passed away on July 12, 2014. John was born July 23, 1928 in New York, NY to John J. and Mary Hosey Gardell. John was a graduate of Manhattan College and New York University, where he earned his CPA. John was the owner and president of Marvel Oil Company.
Mr. Gardell is survived by his loving wife, Vera Silvestro Gardell and his children, John Jr. (Carol) Stephen, Matthew (Sissy), Peter (Maria) Gardell and Mary Ann (Lewis) Cutter. John was the proud and loving grandfather of John Patrick, Timothy, Maria, Bryan, Alexander, Sophia, Matthew, Michael, Andrew, David, Peter and Francesca Gardell and Lewis, Theresa and John Cutter. In addition to his parents, John is predeceased by his first wife, M. Theresa Swords Gardell.
During retirement, John and Vera traveled extensively. John gave generously of his time and talents to many groups and organizations, including being a trustee and lector at St. Gabriel Church in Stamford. Among his many passions, John was a Past Commander and Educational Officer of the Stamford Power and Sail Organization, where he taught celestial navigation for 40 years. John was also very active in the Motor Equipment Manufacturer's Association, including serving as its Treasurer. John also worked closely with the New York Small Business Council.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19 at 11AM at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Burial will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Family and Friends may call at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford on Friday from 4-8PM. Please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com to leave a message for the Gardell Family.
Published in the The Journal News on July 17, 2014