born in La Habra, April 1954 the son of Ray and Beverly Gardner, Kenny passed away at Mission Viejo Hospital July 9, 2019. Following high school, Kenny lived on Maui waiting tables in Lahaina, tending a farm at Pukalani. He managed a Radio Shack on Maui, taught himself Basic, the programming language for home computer systems of the late 1970s. He developed communications libraries for porting weights and measures to Clarion databases. CLACom for DOS and Windows were key products of his software development company, which also produced a popular DOS based dial-up Bulletin Board System of the '80s. He worked for Autodesk as a programmer in it's Bay area startup days, taught himself the arts of a clocksmith and mastered computer languages for Internet of the home. GAP Development and Staranet Services continued to provide web hosting, site design services, and cgi programming.
Kenny is survived by his husband, Steve Iman of Dana Point; his sister-in-law, Debbie Gardner; and his nephews and nieces, Daniel, Kyle and Jordan Gardner, Raelin Constantino and Joshua Deatherage. Kenny wished to be cremated, his ashes scattered at sea off Dana Point.
Contributions in Kenneth Gardner's name may be made to the American Heart Association