He is survived by his daughters, Kathleen (Larry) McWhirter of Dravosburg and Anita Gardner of Lincoln Place; grandchildren, Madison, and Zachary; sisters, Rose Dora of Dravosburg and Margaret Meadville of Lincoln Place; brothers, Howard (Margie) Gardner of Philadelphia, James (Sherry) Gardner of Zelienople and Daniel (Mary) Gardner of Turtle Creek; sister in law Fran (the late William) Gardner of South Side.
Arrangements by Strifflers of Dravosburg West Mifflin, 740 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, 15034, (412-678-6192). Burial with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Originally published July 30, 2018.