Wellsville, NY - Charles Howard “Chuck” Gardner, age 75, of 143 West State Street, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at home. He was born on June 12, 1942 in Wellsville to Howard and Geraldine Daley Gardner. On September 21, 1994 in Scio he married Alysia Haxton who survives.
Chuck worked for Allegany ARC in many capacities including the janitor at the Madison Street Complex. He was an active member of the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, serving as a trustee, an usher, and assisted with Vacation Bible School. Chuck was a big sports fan that especially liked the New York Yankees and watching NASCAR. He will be remembered as a devoted caretaker for his mother and as a devoted companion and husband to Alysia.
Survivors include; his wife, Alysia of Wellsville; several sisters including Sheron Gardner (Bill Simmons) of Rochester and Patricia (Steven Shultz) Gardner of Hilton; his mother in law, Ella Mae Haxton of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews.
Chuck was predeceased by his parents Howard and Geraldine.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held following the calling hours at 2pm in the funeral home with Reverend Carl Kemp presiding. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Belmont. Memorials in Chuck’s name may be made to the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, 2987 County Road 9, Scio, NY 14880. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.