Francis J. Gardner
August 15, 1935 - December 21, 2009
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Francis J. Gardner of Kinderhook formally of Ghent died Monday at Communtiy Hospice at Albany Memorial Hospital. Mr.Gardner born August 15,1935 in Berlin, N.Y. is the son of the late Clayton and Nellie (Ward) Gardner. A veteran of the U.S. Marines from 1953 -1956. Employed with New York State Electric & Gas in Chatham for 34 years. A member of the Columbia Lodge #98 F.&A.M. of Chatham. He is survived by his wife of 51 years. Catherine (Snyder) Gardner of Kinderhook, N.Y. Son Francis J. Gardner Jr. of Keymar, Md, Daughters Janice Kelsey of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Lynda Peer and husband William of Saranac, N.Y. Grandchildren Greg and Jeremy Kelsey, Chloe, Quin and Phoebe Peer. Brother Allyn Gardner Punta Gorda, Fl. Sister Grace Karwell of Watervliet, N.Y. He was Predeceased by a son David Allen Gardner, Brothers Clayton and Claude Gardner, Sisters Marion Goodermote and Lorna Champine. Survived also by many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to your local Hospice or local food pantry in Francis memory. For on-line condolences visit