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David Carlton Gardiner

February 20, 1939 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 82)


David C. Gardiner, 82, of Port Tobacco, MD passed away peacefully at home on November 13, 2021.  Born in LaPlata, MD on February 20, 1939 to the late Margaret Frere Gardiner and Hugh C. Gardiner, Jr.  David was predeceased by his son, David C. Gardiner, Jr., and two sisters, Nancy Jo Gardiner and Eleanor G. Abell.   He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Ann Owen Gardiner, daughter-in-law, Carol, his granddaughter Dr. Lauren Gardiner and his grandson, David C. Gardiner, III.   He is also survived by his brother, Hugh C. Gardiner, III (Hilda), Sister Mary Martha Gardiner, IHM, Susan Larkin (Jim) and Cathy Forkum (Chuck) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

David graduated from Archbishop Neale High School, Belmont Abbey College, N.C. State and George Washington University.    He completed a thirty-one-year government career with the Department of Navy and then worked for private industry for several more years.   After retiring he was active in the Port Tobacco River Conservancy.   He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family and friends.   He was a past Grand Knight of the Archbishop Neale Council 2279.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home from 4 PM to 7 PM with prayers at 6:30 P.M.    Funeral Mass will be November 22, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Restore and Renew St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 or charity of your choice.

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November 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
211 St. Mary's Ave.
LA PLATA, Maryland 20646

Funeral Mass
November 22, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius Church
8855 Chapel Pt. Rd.
Port Tobacco, Maryland 20677

Interment following Funeral Mass
November 22, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Ignatius Church Cemetery
8855 Chapel Pt. Rd.
Port Tobacco, Maryland 20677


Charity of your choice.

St. Ignatius Chapel Point Restore & Renew
8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco MD 20677

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