Funeral services for Ronald J. Gardner, age 72, of King Street in Ogdensburg will be held Friday (October 18, 2013) at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ogdensburg Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Gardner passed away Monday morning (Oct 14, 2013) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Surviving is his wife, Bonnie; a son, Donald Gardner of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Rona St. Germain and her companion Dennis Farrell of Ogdensburg; brothers Francis Gardner and his wife Mary Jane of Massena, Wayne Gardner and his wife Sue of Florida, John Gardner and his wife Bonnie of Morristown, Clint Gardner of Hammond, and Dave Gardner and his wife Debbie of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, Donna Wells and her husband Jim of Gouverneur; grandchildren Cody Gardner and his wife Shelly, Erin Gardner, and Kieryn Farrell; a very special niece, Tima Walrath and her husband Scott of Gouverneur; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son, Cory Gardner in 1993; and a great-grandson, Cory Allen Gardener in 2013.
Ronald was born on Sept 11, 1941 in Erie, PA a son of the late Donald J. & Dorothy R. (Cook) Gardner. He attended Morristown Central School and married Bonnie L. Rowe on December 22, 1962 at the Ogdensburg Methodist Church.
During his career he was employed at area farms, Perretta Packing for 10 years, Diamond International for 10 years, SUNY Potsdam State for 20 years retiring in 2005 as their Physical Plant Engineer. He was a member of the Diamond Sportman’s Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center and the SIDS Foundation. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.