Walter J. Gardner
(May 25, 1904 - June 5, 2000)

Oneida Dispatch 
June 6, 2000 
Walter J. Gardner 
 
HAMILTON  Walter J. Gardner, 96, of Spillway Road, died early Monday, June 5,
2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. 
 
He was born on May 25, 1904 in Pierceville, the son of John and Cora Johnson 
Gardner and was a graduate of Eaton High School. 
 
On April 26, 1942, Walter was married to the former Beatrice Dunster in 
Hamilton. Mrs. Gardner died on Feb. 22, 1970. 
 
Mr. Gardner had worked at Vantine Studios in Hamilton until his retirement. 
He had been a self-employed dairy farmer in Pulaski, at one time, had owned 
and operated the Red & White Store in North Bay, a variety store in 
Shortsville and a grocery store in Fernwood. Mr. Gardner had also previously 
worked for Colgate University in Hamilton. 
 
Mr. Gardner was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of Hamilton and 
the Odd Fellows Lodge of Pulaski. 
 
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Robert Perry of 
Morrisville; grandchildren, Jon and Valarie Gardner of Whitesboro, James Cobb
and Robert Perry of Morrisville; step-grandchildren, Dever Perry of Dunn, 
N.C. and Amanda Perry of Morrisville; great-grandchildren, Alissa and Jeremy 
Gardner of Whitesboro; nieces, Vivian Small of Rochester, DeeDee Truax of 
Frankfort and Carolee Gaddis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; several grand-nieces 
and grand-nephews. Mr. Gardner was predeceased by a sister, Marion Dutcher. 

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2000 11:40 PM

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