Kenny Gardner
1954 - 2019
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Gardner, Kenneth, 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.


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Published in Orange County Register on Jul. 16, 2019.
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August 20, 2019
Rest In Peace my friend. I've known Kenny for many years. In the last two years we worked closely on one of his projects. I consider Kenny a great friend, and he will be missed.
C.G. Learn
August 4, 2019
Though I did not Kenny personally, I did know him through this work with GAP bbs, which to this day I and at least one other continue to run. He will be missed by the BBS community and I wish him and his loved ones our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you.
Ruben Figueroa
July 16, 2019
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
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