James W. “Jim” Gardner, 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016, at his residence surrounded by family and close friends.
Born on June 11, 1941, in Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Walter and Helen A. (Burt) Gardner.
Mr. Gardner worked for the NSA in telecommunications. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in Vietnam. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and bowler.
He was a man who lived life as much as he loved it. He leaves behind a family who loves him just as much.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Beverly (Wallingsford) Gardner; children, Michael J. Gardner and wife Karla, Susan Moore and husband Richard, Michele Schoonmaker and husband Todd, Steve E. Gardner and wife Karen, Joe Armes and wife Jenn, Carolyn E. Cucina and husband Michael and Glen Armes and wife Lynele; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, H. Kay Carder and husband Melvin, Sharon Rice and husband Ronnie; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 2 pm.
Inurnment will be in Rocky Gap Veteran Cemetery, Flintstone, MD, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations, in Jim’s name, be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Frostburg, 33 S. Broadway, Frostburg, MD, 21532
First Presbyterian Church
33 Broadway Street, Frostburg MD 21532