Paul A. Gardner, 64, of Danville, a passionate world traveler, began his final journey home on Friday, May 18, 2018, with his loving wife, Tina, by his side.
He was born Oct. 8, 1953, in Albany, N.Y., a son of the late Charles and Lillian Gardner.
Paul graduated from Gilderland Central High School in New York.
He was the proud owner of Heller's Gas.
He was a member of the Masonic Knapp Lodge 462 F. & A.M., Berwick, the Shriners Irem Temple, Caldwell Consistory, and Royal Order of Jesters. He was an avid supporter of the NRA, many of the Fraternal Orders of Police in the area, and a member of the Berwick Golf Club.
Hunting was his passion and he had a reputation for being a world renowned big game hunter, harvesting many animals, and was a dedicated member of Safari Club International.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife, Tina Randello-Gardner; sons, Joe Gardner and wife Katie, John Gardner and wife Tara, Paul Gardner, Jr.; siblings, Charles Gardner Jr. and wife Fay, James Gardner and wife Wanda, Carol Sigafoos and husband Dick, David Gardner and wife, Linda, Joan Gardner, Susan Carmody and husband Bill; four grandchildren, Joseph, Trey, Eric, Cali; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 68 E. Center St., Danville, concelebrated by the Rev. William Weary and the Rev. James E. Lease. There will be a private conferment of Masonic Rites held prior to the service. There will be no public viewing or visitation.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to Camp Courage, a camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one: through the Geisinger Health System Foundation (with "Bereavement Camps" noted in the memo), 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822-2576. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home Inc., Danville.
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Published on May 21, 2018