Donald "Don" Gardner

July 2, 1926 - October 1, 2021
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Donald H. Gardner, 95, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully October 1, 2021, following a period of declining health.

Born in Port Washington on July 2, 1926, he was the oldest son of the late J. Bert and Helen (Weingarth) Gardner. Don joined the United States Army where he honorably served during World War II…

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Donald H. Gardner, 95, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully October 1, 2021, following a period of declining health.

Born in Port Washington on July 2, 1926, he was the oldest son of the late J. Bert and Helen (Weingarth) Gardner. Don joined the United States Army where he honorably served during World War II in the Pacific and Germany. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant.

Don retired from Reliable Auto Parts as a salesman. He also delivered pharmaceuticals in the evening for Marlowe Pharmacy and Omni Care.

Don was an avid bowler and golfer. He also served as a past president of the NP Exchange Club and was a member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445.

On November 7, 1981, Don married his wife of 39 years, Donna (Evans) Stutzman Gardner. Together, they enjoyed golfing, spending time at the ocean, and being with family and friends.

He will also be deeply missed by his children, Richard (Debra) Stutzman of Delaware, Ohio, and Sherry (Richard) Everett of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Richard (Jennifer) Everett, II, Rachel (Tommy) Cannon, both of New Philadelphia, Kyle Stutzman of Steubenville and Sarah (Tim) Louters of Delaware; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Talyn and T.C. Cannon, Stella Everett, and Harper, Lennox, Scarlett, and Lincoln Louters; siblings, Kenneth, Harvey, and Richard Gardner, and Faye Tharp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in passing by his first wife, Doloras Castello Gardner; his brothers, John, Clifford, and Glenn; and brother-in-law, William Tharp.

A memorial service will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. The New Philadelphia VFW will render military honors at the conclusion of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: July 2, 1926
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Barb (Mushrush) Abel posted on 10/3/21

Sherry and family,So sorry for your loss.

 

Brenda Schupbach posted on 10/3/21

Our deepest sympathies. Always enjoyed Don talking with him at lanes. Good man for sure. ????

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 10/3/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Donald H. Gardner, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Donald H. Gardner, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Sue Miller posted on 10/2/21

Sherry and Rich and Family May you feel the Lord’s hand of comfort and peace during this dad time

 

Aunt Nancy and Jerry posted on 10/2/21

Sherry and family - I was so sorry to see your Dad’s passing. For your family - Take hold of God’s hand and He will lead you through the tough times and you will be left with wonderful memories. God bless all of you.

 

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