Bruce R. Gardner

Mr. Bruce R. Gardner, aka “BooBoo,” age 73, of Gloversville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, following a short illness.

He was born January 22, 1943, in Gloversville, the son of the late Robert and Margaret Stoddard Gardner. He was employed at the former Loblaw’s Market chain. He later became owner of Gardner Trucking from 1969 until he retired in 2004, which was operated as a family business with his wife and daughters. For the past 30 years he also owned and operated Royal Bay Stables with his daughter, Melinda.

Bruce was an avid hunter and enjoyed his hunting camp in Hope Falls. He also enjoyed daily breakfast with all his friends at the Palace Diner. He treasured his daily noon time visits with his longtime friend and hunting partner.

A very hard worker, Bruce was very generous to his community. He gave professional services through his trucking business at no cost to many individuals and non-profit organizations in the area.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Baldwin Gardner of Gloversville; two daughters, Leslie Ann Evans (Thomas) of East Amherst, NY and Melinda Lee Gardner (Tim Subik) of Gloversville; four grandchildren, Nolan Evans, Ashley Subik, Corinne Subik and Gillian Evans. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving companion pet dog, Greta.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating. Cremation took place at Parkview Cemetery Crematorium, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Regional Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1274, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.

Bruce R. Gardner

Mr. Bruce R. Gardner, aka “BooBoo,” age 73, of Gloversville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, following a short illness.

He was born January 22, 1943, in Gloversville, the son of the late Robert and Margaret Stoddard Gardner. He was employed at the former Loblaw’s Market chain. He later became owner of Gardner Trucking from 1969 until he retired in 2004, which was operated as a family business with his wife and daughters. For the past 30 years he also owned and operated Royal Bay Stables with his daughter, Melinda.

Bruce was an avid hunter and enjoyed his hunting camp in Hope Falls. He also enjoyed daily breakfast with all his friends at the Palace Diner. He treasured his daily noon time visits with his longtime friend and hunting partner.

A very hard worker, Bruce was very generous to his community. He gave professional services through his trucking business at no cost to many individuals and non-profit organizations in the area.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Baldwin Gardner of Gloversville; two daughters, Leslie Ann Evans (Thomas) of East Amherst, NY and Melinda Lee Gardner (Tim Subik) of Gloversville; four grandchildren, Nolan Evans, Ashley Subik, Corinne Subik and Gillian Evans. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving companion pet dog, Greta.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where a memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating. Cremation took place at Parkview Cemetery Crematorium, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Regional Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1274, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Online condolences may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.