Graveside services for Michael M. Gardner, 87, of Untied Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of Chaumont, will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery in Marion. Mr. Gardner passed away on June 23 at United Helpers Nursing Home.
Mr. Gardner is survived by two daughters, Mary Jordaine of Raleigh, NC and Diane Murphy and her husband David of New Smyrna Beach, FL; four sons, Michael Gardner Jr. and his partner Bill Breitenbuecher of Morristown, Daniel Gardner and his partner Patricia Woodard of Port Orange, FL, Timothy Gardner and his wife Patricia of Marion, NY and Terrance Gardner and his wife Kimberly of Marion; one brother, John Gardner and his wife Dolores of Webster; one sister, Mary Kirvan and and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernie and Samuel Gardner; two sisters, Frances Kulp and Louise Stone.
Mr. Gardner was born on April 19, 1924, in Rochester, the son of Harley and Mary Spoto Gardner. He graduated Madison High school in 1942. He served in the Army Airforce from 1943 to 1945. He married Marion Herzog. She passed away in 2010. He first worked for the Hicock Corporation in the belt division, later retiring from Master Belt Corporation in 1989.