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Robert W. Gardner Jr.

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NEW CUMBERLAND Robert W. Gardner, Jr., 85, of Fairview Twp., 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 Chef with the former Airport Restaurant, Capitol City Airport, Fairview Twp. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Gardner was a member of Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, New Cumberland; 50 year member of American Legion Post 974, Fairview Twp., where he served in many capacities including Past Commander; past Deputy Commander of the American Legion's 22nd District; member of the 40 & 8, Voiture 22; and past Treasurer of the West Shore Senior Center, New Cumberland. He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, Grace M. (Laux) Gardner; two daughters, Margaret E. Babcock and husband, David of Liverpool, N.Y. and Marcia G. Adams of Red Lion; a son, Robert W. Gardner, III and wife, Tammy of Dillsburg; seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Stephen, Bradley, Jennifer, Joseph, Jeffrey, and Julia; and a great- granddaughter, Madeline. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Grace Gardner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Burial with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Twp. 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
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on May 25, 2014
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