OBITUARY

William A. Gardner, Jr.

March 5, 1945February 5, 2019
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William Allen Gardner Jr., of Lutherville Maryland, died February 5, 2019. Bill who was 73, passed away peacefully at St Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He is survived by his loving family: wife for 44 years, Linda, son Tim, and his beloved granddaughter Haylie, also his nieces, nephews Jennifer Keith, Michael Bell, Annette Ricci and Brian Ricci and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Georgia Bell. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and pets and whenever possible, activities with his granddaughter. He got the greatest enjoyment out of driving, showing and detailing his cars.

The family will receive friends at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Bill’s memory to Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1609 Kurtz Avenue, Lutherville, Maryland 21093.

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  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, February 10, 2019
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Linda Saker

February 7, 2019

Sadly, Bill(y), it was just you and me left in our small, almost immediate, family after Georgia left us so soon last year. Thought we'd have some more time to share together . . . no one else could remember us as children - no one else remembers your passion for tuna sandwiches dunked (yes, dunked!) in a glass of Coke - no one else remembers our trip to Hershey Park with my brother, Dick and your Dad refusing to take us on the roller coaster - no one else remembers our many rounds of miniature golf as teenagers on hot summer nights - no one else remembers playing records of Elvis so loudly the music was heard through out the neighborhood (much to your Mother's delight - she loved Elvis almost a much as she loved Dean Martin) - no one remembers how much my brother and I loved your Mother, who also left us much too soon.

Rest in peace, dear Bill! You are sorely missed . . . your inherent kindness and goodness were a hallmark in my life. We were only 4 months apart in age - we grew up in the Eisenhower and Mickey Mouse Club years - we looked forward to Saturday morning cartoon marathons - matinees at the Senator theater - popsicles from the ice cream man - staying up late when the nights were too humid to sleep - and devouring your Mother's Christmas sprintz cookies as she painstakingly hung "each, single strand of tinsel" on the tree.

Am all alone in these memories, now, though I have and will continue to share them. Think of you often and remember you as one of the few men in my life I truly respected and loved. With deep affection, your "truly first cousin", Linda

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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1995

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One of the few times he ate his veggies! 50s Prime Time Cafe MGM Studios 1999

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Bill and Tim with Xena and Hercules Universal Studios 1999

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Bill, Tim, and Linda at 50s Prime Time Cafe MGM Studios 1999

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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Pop Pop and Haylie 2007

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1995

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One of the few times he ate his veggies! 50s Prime Time Cafe MGM Studios 1999

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Bill and Tim with Xena and Hercules Universal Studios 1999

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Bill, Tim, and Linda at 50s Prime Time Cafe MGM Studios 1999

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Bill and Chip at Chef Mickey's 1999

Biography

William Allen Gardner Jr., of Lutherville Maryland, died February 5, 2019. Bill who was 73, passed away peacefully at St Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He is survived by his loving family: wife for 44 years, Linda, son Tim, and his beloved granddaughter Haylie, also his nieces, nephews Jennifer Keith, Michael Bell, Annette Ricci and Brian Ricci and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Georgia Bell.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and pets and whenever possible, activities with his granddaughter. He got the greatest enjoyment out of driving, showing and detailing his cars.

The family will receive friends at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road) Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Bill’s memory to Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1609 Kurtz Avenue, Lutherville, Maryland 21093.