Robert E. Gardinier Sr., 89, of Kingston, NY, passed away, peacefully, at home on Monday June 11, 2018. He was surrounded by people who loved him. A life long resident of the Hudson River Valley, he was raised in Millbrook and Kingston, NY, and eventually settled in Kingston, NY with his wife of 64 years Marie Bradley Gardinier. Following World War II - where he served in the submarine division of the US NAVY in the Panama Canal - he graduated college and worked briefly for the New York State Dept. of Finance in Albany, NY and then spent the next 35 years as a manufacturing consultant with International Business Machines. He loved the outdoors, and remained remarkably athletic into his early 80's with biking, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing and ice skating. He was devoted to the well being of his wife, children, and grandchildren, emphasized education, generosity, and fairness and choose actions over words to demonstrate his love and beliefs. He forever retained a sense of youth and playfulness, and quietly sought self -improvement his entire life. The amount of quality one on one time he spent with each of his children and grandchildren created a unique legacy.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Bradley Gardinier of Kingston, NY: three children Meg Gardinier Lawder and her Husband Thomas C. Lawder of Westchester County, NY, Robert E. Gardinier Jr. of Beverly Hills and Laguna Beach, CA, Elizabeth Gardinier Denham and her Husband Ross Denham of Cape May Courthouse, NJ: five grandchildren Meredith Lawder of Brooklyn, NY, Melanie Lawder of Milwaukee, WI, Madeline Lawder of San Francisco, CA, Carson Denham and Cameron Denham of Cape May Courthouse, NJ; and many nieces and nephews throughout New York and New England, including Bonnie Miller of Miramar, FL,
He was predeceased by his Parents, George F. Gardinier, Sr. and Josephine Smith Gardinier, and one brother, George F. Gardinier, Jr.
Entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY, 12401, where family and friends may visit on Thursday June 14, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm. The procession will form at the funeral home on Friday June 15, 2018 at 9:30am and proceed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Livingston St., Kingston, NY, 12401, where at 11am the funeral service will take place. Burial will follow in Hurley Cemetery, Hurley, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Stained Glass Window Fund, 22 Livingston St., Kingston, NY 12401. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit www.CarrFH.com.
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