WEST CHAZY — Robert E. Gardner, 84, of West Chazy, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the St. Albans Health and Rehab Center in St. Albans, Vermont. He was born May 9, 1929, in Altona, the son of Patrick E. and Malvine (Duquette) Gardner.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea where he was wounded when a mine exploded next to him, severely damaging his sight and ability to hear. He was a member of the American Legion in Chazy, the VFW in Champlain and the Knights of Columbus in Mooers. He loved fishing and mowing his lawn. He truly enjoyed spending time his granddaughter, Mackenzie.
Robert was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Maynard Gardner, Lee Gardner and Alden Gardner; as well as one sister, Hortense Williamson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jan Gardner of West Chazy, they were married July 16, 1938; one son, Timothy R. Gardner and his companion Kasey McKee of West Chazy; one brother, Lester Gardner of Altona; two sisters, Geraldine Kwetchian of Lyon Mountain and Georgianna Hogle of Mooers; three grandchildren, Timothy E. Gardner and his companion Katie Jubert, Mackenzie Gardner and Kolin Gardner; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, Bev and Winston Duprey of Silver Lake; and his special cat, Jinkins.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 5, at the Ross Funeral Home in Mooers.