Harry Willard Gardner

August 29, 1943March 7, 2017

Ruther Glen, Va - Harry Willard Gardner, age 73, died Friday, March 3, 2017. Harry graduated from SUNY-Albany and continued studying at Penn State. He had been a professor at Randolph Macon College and then a Data Base Administrator for A.H. Robins, as well as other Central Virginia companies. Harry actively volunteered within the community; Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup, Boy Scouts of America and Board of Directors at Lake Caroline. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Gardner (Sendy); and daughter, Joanne Duke (William Corey); six grandchildren, Kathryn (Joshua), Joanna, Mikhail, Mason, Hannah and Daniel; one great-granddaughter, Lillian; six siblings, Carolyn Herrnkind (William), Stanley Gardner(Joni), Roger Gardner (Arlene), Grace Howland (Roger), Gary Gardner (Christine) and Diane Schaffer (Robert); nieces, nephews and many friends. Harry was preceded in death by his parents Maurice Gardner and Margaret (Silfee) Gardner; and brother, David Gardner. A memorial gathering for friends and relatives will be held Saturday March 11, 2017, 4 to 5:30 pm at Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. A time of sharing and remembrance will begin at 5:30pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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