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Edward E Gardiner

Obituary for Edward E Gardiner

October 6, 1941 - May 16, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 79

Beloved brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle.


Edward E. Gardiner Sr., 79 of Elyria peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, May 16, 2021. He was born October 6, 1941 to parents Edward W. Gardiner and Dorothy (nee Seevers) in Massillon, OH.
Edward grew up and graduated 1959 in Bellaire, OH. Edward was a United States Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He retired after 30 years of employment at the Lorain Ford Motor Plant. He was the past Commander of AMVETS Post #32 and Past State Commander. He was also a life-time member of VFW Post #1079, Elyria. Edward hosted many events including Special Olympics and was a baseball coach of Elyria Little League West. He loved golfing, bowling, playing cards, and spending time with his family, his grandchildren, great grandchildren and vacationing in his Florida home.
Edward is survived by his loving wife Betty (nee Evans), married 60 years and children; Jerry (Yulin Wu) Herron of Grafton, Shelia (Victor) Naylor of Elyria, Tina Gardiner Murphy of Elyria, and Edward Jr. (Anna) of Claremore, OK, brothers; Homer (Darlene) Demastus, Joseph Demastus, sisters; Donna Thomas, and Jacqueline Demastus. He was a loving grandfather to 10 and great grandfather to 8. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Edward is preceded in death by his granddaughters; Felicia Gardiner and Courtney Gardiner, Brothers; Donald Gardiner, Richard Gardiner, and Thomas Demastus, Sister; Beverly Olah, and his parents Homer Sr. and Dorothy Demastus.
Friends may call Busch Funeral Home 114 Second St, Elyria, OH 44035 from 4-8pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021 for visitation. The Service will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 at Busch Funeral home at 11:30am with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Avon, OH. Followed by a luncheon at AMVETS Post #32 in Elyria. Memorials may be forwarded to Disable American Veterans at 1240 E 9th Street Room 10178, Cleveland, OH 44199. 440.322.3717

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