Gardiner, Richard SARATOGA SPRINGS Richard Gardiner passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital on August 6, 2014 at the age of 75. A resident of Saratoga for more than 35 years, he was an operations research analyst for the New York State Department of Health for many years. He received his bachelor's in mathematics and master's degrees in industrial engineering at Union College in Schenectady; an accomplishment of which he was so most proud. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gloria (Christie) Gardiner. He is also survived by his sons, Kurt of Hoboken, N.J., Erik and Marie (Marsh) of Brookline, Mass., and a special longtime friend, Arnie Bushman of Middle Grove. His sister Gail Gardiner and Judith Sigler of Tucson, Ariz., also survive him. Richard loved to ski and was from a very musical family. His passions were numerous and also included political discourse, history, gardening, hunting, fishing, and mathematics. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the General Scholarship Fund, Union College, 807 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308, in memory of Richard Gardiner. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Presbyterian - New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. All are invited to attend and share their memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at tunisonfuneralhome.com
Published by Albany Times Union on Aug. 10, 2014.