James G. GardnerFebruary 9, 2003
Portland, OR James G. Gardner, 70, formerly of Wynantskill, died Sunday in Portland, OR.
Born in Albany, he was son of the late Fred E. and Catherine Foster Gardner and husband of Janet Osterman Gardner. He was a graduate of Troy High School and studied at Norwich University, Vermont and Maryville College, Tenn. He received his Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh and did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh..
Mr. Gardner served as Assistant Pastor of the Bower Hill Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. He also served as chaplain of two Portland colleges. He spent the last part of his life working in investment finance. Jim suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis causing him to retire at an early age.
Survivors in addition to his wife include, a son, Bill Gardner (Colleen); a daughter, Catherine Murphy (Shawn); three grandchildren, Jackson 'Jake' Gardner and Ryan and Nicholas Murphy all of Portland, OR; two sisters Dr. Freda A. Gardner of Princeton, NJ and Dorothy Bentley Multunas of Troy.
Funeral service and burial will be held Wednesday in Portland. Oregon.