Chester A. "Chet" Gardner, 72, of 4556 Old Pittsburgh Road, Wayne Township passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Born on September 30, 1941 in Ellwood City, Chet was the son of the late Harry A. and Frances Stevenson Gardner. He owned and operated his family dairy farm and was a member of Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church. Chet was a wonderful husband and father and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Chet is survived by his wife, the former Ilene Chapman, whom he married on October 25, 1984, a daughter and son in law, Kim and Lee Groom of Patterson Twp., and five sons: Albert Gardner, Jr. of Wayne Twp., Harry R. Gardner of Florida, Jeffery J. Gardner, Todd M. Gardner and Eric Gardner, all of Wayne Twp., six grandchildren, two sisters, Laura Sheldon of Perry Twp. and Gladys Martin of Butler, PA, and three brothers; Richard Gardner of Wayne Twp., Albert Gardner and Charles Gardner of Wayne Twp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Christie. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 17th from 3:00PM to 6:00PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 6:00PM with Rev. Bruce Gardner.
Mary Gardner Worsham
Thinking about you all and praying for God's comfort that goes beyond our understanding.
Justin and Sammy Kelly and Family
We are sorry about your loss. We will miss his smiling face and friendly wave as we pass by. We have your family in our prayers. May God bless your family.
The Kelly Family at Karlton Cambells farm on Hollow Road.
Robert & Jennifer Leech
Dear Ilene and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Chets' passing. Though we didn't know him well, we saw him every day as we passed. He always offered a friendly wave, and made us feel welcome. We are your neighbors around the bwnd in the old Coast house. Please accept our sincerest condolences and sympathy for you and yours. Kindest Regards, Mrs. Robert A. Leech Jr.
Ilene & Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of a great father and husband. I will always remember Chet (and you) coming into A.F. Hazen & Son, Inc./Hazen Oil, Inc. May God bless you all and keep you in His care.
Bonnie Beltz Valladares
Prayers for the family.
Dear Gardner Family, May God comfort each of you with His loving presence...keeping you close...please know you will be in our thoughts & prayers. With Heartfelt Sympathy & Love...Tom & Glenna
I am a new neighbor & have only know Mr.Gardner a short while. He was friendly & would always wave. Made me feel welcome to the neighborhood. Wish I had more time to get to know him- I will miss him. May his family find peace.
Ted and Hazel Ford
He was a magnificent human being. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
ilene,kim,jr.,harr,jeff,todd and eric,you have my deepest sympathies.My thoughts prayers are with you all.
Ed & Bonnie Kirkley
We Pray that God 's Peace will be with you. Words cannot express our feelings to you in the loss of your Chet.
God's Blessing with Love and Tears.
Ed & Bonnie
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