Ronald L. Gardner

September 17, 1932 - May 10, 2023
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First Presbyterian Church - Newark
292 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
302-731-5644 | Map
Thursday 5/18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Presbyterian Church - Newark
292 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
302-731-5644 | Map
Thursday 5/18, 11:00 am

Ronald L. Gardner, 90 of Newark, Delaware went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.  Ron was born on September 17, 1932, to the late Mildred Gardner in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from High School, he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Korea.  While there he became anContinue Reading

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William A Sullivan left a message on May 22, 2023:
Joan, so sad, and what a great life of service Ron had! My best to you and your family!
Bonnie Baggett left a message on May 19, 2023:
I was so sorry to read Ron's obituary today. I worked with Ron in the ILC days. We both reported to the head of the Engineering Department. I remember Ron well and the picture in the paper was perfect. He was a quiet, dignified gentleman, and he loved that Thunderbird! I drove a Renault Dauphine at the time, which broke down just south of Wilmington. I can't remember how I got home that day, but I do remember that Ron gave me a lift to pick the car up. He even came into the Dealership with me to make sure everything was OK before leaving. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a special man.
Beryl Hamilton left a message on May 19, 2023:
We send our deepest sympathy, Joan. We highly respected Ron and thought him a true gentleman. So sorry for your loss. Ken and Beryl Hamilton
Anne Canby left a message on May 18, 2023:
Joan - Such sad news re Ron. It was such a pleasure to work with him as mayor. Public servants like Ron are a rare breed - thoughtful, informed, and willing to lead on tough issues. Plus he was just a truly decent person. My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m sure you have many lovely memories to help salve your sadness. All best, Anne Canby
Blake Wilson left a message on May 17, 2023:
Joan and family… Ron was the quintessential public servant…humble and giving to his community. He leaves a great legacy of selfless service in helping make Newark a unique and vibrant community. His work lives on in the sense of community he helped create. May the sadness of his loss be replaced over time with the fond memories of his gentle and giving spirit. Keep the faith. Blake
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Jen Rossiter left a message on May 17, 2023:
Joan I am sad for your lost, a good man has left this world. I remember with fondness the times we had at U of De football games when I sat beside you and him.
Mary & Rich Savona and family left a message on May 15, 2023:
Our hearts are broken. Ron was the kindest man we knew and a true gentleman. We will miss his smiling face and long talks. We're glad we got to spend the last 35 years being his dear friend and neighbor.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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