Gary T. Gardner


Gary T. Gardner, 71, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

His passions in life were his family, music and cooking.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeddie and Evalene Gardner; and his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Harry DeHaven.

Gary is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Ruth Gardner; his children: Sara Samoray (Steve) and Matthew Gardner (Jayla); and his grandchildren: Rayma, Ben and Zayden.

A family service will be held at a later date in his home state of Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Music Health Alliance, Junior Appalachian Musicians or Habitat for Humanity.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gardner family guestbook at


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