Hugh P. Gardner
Hugh P. Gardner, 69, of Toms River, NJ, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Community Medical Center, Toms River.
Born in Montclair, NJ, he lived in West Orange, NJ before moving to Toms River 42 years ago.
He was a graduate of St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Hugh was a Salesman for various businesses, including Garden State Office Systems and ADT for many years, retiring 6 years.
Mr. Gardner retired from the United States Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, serving in the 78th Division, after 20 years of service.
He was a parishioner of St. Justin RC Church, Toms River.
Hugh is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan (nee Rooney) Gardner, his son and daughter in law Gregory and Celestine Gardner of Essex Fells, NJ, a daughter and son in law Jennifer and Robert Distell of Rockaway, NJ, 4 brothers Gerry Gardner of Summit, NJ, Joseph Gardner of Bayville, NJ, Frederick Gardner of Verona, NJ, Michael Gardner of Springfield, NJ, 5 sisters Judith Weber of Brick, NJ, Susan DeCarlo of West Orange, NJ, May Jane O’Connell of Verona, NJ, Nancy Bliss of North Caldwell, NJ, Colleen Racioppe of Verona, NJ, and 3 grandchildren Allison, Luke and Bailey.
A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:30am at St. Justin RC Church, Toms River. Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.