Obituary

Robert W. Gardner Jr.

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Robert W. Gardner Jr., 85, of New Cumberland, Fairview Township, York County, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, a service of Hospice of Central PA.

He was a retired bread salesman with Stroehmann Bakers, Harrisburg, and a chef with the former Airport Restaurant, Capitol City Airport, Fairview Township.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; a member of Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, New Cumberland; 50-year member of American Legion Post 974, Fairview Township, where he served in many capacities including past commander, past deputy commander of the American Legion's 22nd District; member of the 40 and 8 Voiture 22; and past treasurer of the West Shore Senior Center, New Cumberland.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Grace Gardner.

He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, Grace M. (Laux) Gardner; two daughters, Margaret E. Babcock and her husband, David, Liverpool, New York, and Marcia G. Adams, Red Lion; a son, Robert W. Gardner III and his wife, Tammy, Dillsburg; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Stephen, Bradley, Jennifer, Joseph, Jeffrey and Julia; and a great-granddaughter, Madeline.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Burial with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, Lebanon County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to either his church or the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, c/o Hospice of Central PA, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To send messages of condolence to the Gardner family or for driving directions, please visit www.parthemore.com.


Funeral Home
Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
1303 Bridge St New Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 774-7721
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Published in Times Leader from May 24 to May 25, 2014
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