Peter Gardner

Gardner, Peter "" 56, passed away suddenly on July 2, 2013. He was born in Norwalk, CT and moved to Orlando in 1988 where he helped open the Home Depot on West Colonial Drive. Peter was a "Fired Up" Catholic who loved to share his faith. He adored his family and church and gave his all to everyone. Peter loved to work with his hands and to share his knowledge with his Home Depot customers. His blood ran orange but his love was in his home with his family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Peter leaves behind his wife, Diane, and children Luke, Grace, Abigail, Thomas and daughter and son-in-law Jenn and Jack Shlapak and grandsons, Evan, Ben and Blake. Peter was one of 13 children born to Lawrence and Ruth. Brothers, Larry, Chris, Joe, Greg, Michael and Steven. Sisters, Pat, Pam, Valerie, Mary, Jane, and several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Judy. Visitation is Friday, July 5, from 6-8 at Baldwin Fairchild Pine Castle Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by Baldwin-Fairchild Pine Castle Chapel 5800 Hansel Ave. Orlando, Fl 32809; 407-855-5800 Please view and sign the family guest book at

Funeral Home

Pine Castle Memorial Chapel
5800 HANSEL AVE Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 855-5800

Published in the Orlando Sentinel from July 4 to July 5, 2013