Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kenneth R. "Kenny" Gardner

Wellsville, NY - Kenneth R. "Kenny" Gardner of 52 Rauber Street passed away on Saturday May 29, 2010 at the Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 31, 1928 in Wellsville to Harry and Lulu P. Kohler Gardner.

Kenny was a life long resident of Wellsville and worked at the former Wellsville Novelties Company, the former Mape's Woodworking, Umiker's Monuments and at Woodlawn Cemetery. Kenny enjoyed local sports and was given a life time pass to all of the Wellsville High School's athletic events. He enjoyed watching baseball at Tullar Field and later he followed the Allegany Nitro's.

Kenny was always on the go with stops at the Texas Hot, Modern Diner, McDonalds and Little Caesars Pizza. He was well liked around town and will be remembered as an active but easy going man. Kenny at one time was involved with Salvation Army and was an organ donor.

Survivors include: a nephew, Edwin W. Gardner Jr.; 3 nieces, Janet L. (Richard) Terwilliger, Debra K. (Robert) Vennard and Donna L. Peeples as well as several nieces and nephews.

Kenny was predeceased by a sister Catherine A. Gardner and a brother Edwin W. Gardner Sr.

There will be no prior visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials in Kenny's name may be made to: Wellsville High School Athletics, 126 West State Street Wellsville, New York. 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

1 comment:

  1. I will miss Kenny. We spent time working at Umiker's together, and I will remember him for always being willing to help on anything. Later on, I'd meet him at K-Mart, and we'd always talk for a few minutes to find out how he was doing. I was unaware of his passing until I saw the announcement of the memorial service. Unfortunately, I will not be in Wellsville to attend, but I will say it was my great pleasure and good fortune to know Kenny.