Eugene J. Gardner
AVOCA — Eugene J. Gardner, 63, of Avoca, died on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his home. He was born in Avoca, April 15, 1953, and was the son of the late Bernard P. Gardner and Doris C. (Hunt) Gardner. Gene was a 1971 graduate of Pittston Area High School. Upon graduating he joined the U.S. Navy and served for four years on the USS Inchon. Gene retired after 30 years from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eugene loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bernard P. Gardner, who passed away Dec. 5, 2012. Eugene is survived by his sister, Nancy Patterson and her husband, Thomas "Red" Patterson, of Avoca; nieces and nephews, Amy and her husband, Joseph Mihalka, Christopher Patterson, Michael and his wife, Megan Delaney Patterson, and Krista (Gardner) Brown and husband, Ben Brown; great-nieces and great-nephews, Sarah, Megan and Maura Mihalka and Brennan and Delaney Patterson; and sister-in-law, Ann Marie Gardner. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St. Duryea. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com .
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