William Gardner

William J. Gardner

Sunday, January 22nd, 1939 - Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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William J. Gardner, 81, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, with his wife and daughters by his side. Born January 22, 1939, Bill was the son of the late Vincent J. and Margaret L. Gardner.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and was a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, where he earned a B.S. in accounting. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, council 1426. He loved his family above all else, and had a special love for the many cats and dogs who blessed his life over the years.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Nancy (Williams) Gardner; three daughters, Rebecca A. (Joseph) Shafron, of PA, Dana M. (Christopher) Goodrow, of San Diego, CA, and Rachel M. (Michael) Renshaw of Langhorne, PA; four grandchildren, Joseph, William, and Olivia Shafron, and Sean Renshaw.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Allan Wolfe at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, there will be no visitation prior to the Mass or reception following.
Donations in his memory may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter. 5051 Letterkenny Rd. W., Chambersburg, PA, 17201. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 8th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, January 8th, 2021 1:00pm
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    320 Philadelphia Avenue
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
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    Father Allan Wolfe
  • Interment

    Corpus Christ Catholic Cemetery
    651 Lincoln Hwy
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Jack Law

Posted at 09:54pm
My Bermuda golfing buddy. Neither one of us were very good but we laughed a lot!! Rest easy Bill.

Beth Harris

Posted at 08:53am
Thinking of all of you. May Uncle Bill rest in peace. 🙏😘🙏❤️

The Kostley Family

Posted at 02:02pm
Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God's Grace comfort you at this difficult time.
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