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“Doug was such a nice neighbor, always a gentleman. Most times when we saw him, he was heading to the bowling alley ! He kept to himself usually, and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret Hesdorfer - Middleburgh, NY

“Doug & I used to ride the Milroc Bus to work every day for a number of years until he retired. We always had a lot of fun. Doug would tell jokes...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Corigliano - Middleburgh, NY

“God bless you Dougie. Thanks for the wonderful memories at the Firehouse and of being a truly great friend. Until we meet up yonder... Jay ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jay Lawyer - Middleburgh, NY

“So very sorry for your loss. Doug was such a nice man, I remember coming to see him and Wanda with my step dad, Clarence Bryan (Wanda's dad). Up...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Rogers Loparco - Albany, NY

“Lots of good memories at the park across from our house. Doug was usually there with other kids and we had fun playing baseball, kick the can,...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Butch & Barbara Shufelt Benham - CT

“I REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AS KIDS,PLAYING BASEBALL AND FISHING.AND VISITING GRANDPA&GRANDMA IN MIDDLEBURG.REST IN PEACE DOUG.....KEN ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: KENNETH GARDNER - LIMA, NY

“Doug was one of those people who was always helping others. Doug lived near enogh to the park across from my house that he was often there teaching...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Shufelt - Ballston Spa, NY

“As a young kid I first met Doug when he was bowling in my mom and dads lanes. He was a Great bowler and I enjoyed watching and learning from him. ...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: John Shufelt - Oneonta, NY

“May you find comfort and peace in knowing Doug isn;t suffering anymore. May you rest in peace my friend. Brenda,Wanda,Ronnie Warner ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: brendawarner - middleburgh, NY


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Middleburgh- Douglas C. Gardner, 78, of Pine Street, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia where he had been a resident for the past few years.

Born April 20, 1934 in Utica, NY, he was a son of H. DeLoss Gardner and Evaline (Gile) Gardner.

Douglas moved with his family to Middleburgh in 1945 and for over twenty-five years was employed at the NY State offices in the maintenance department.

He was a former member of the Middleburgh Volunteer Fire Department as well as the B.P.O.E. #2040 in Cobleskill.

A Korean Conflict veteran, Douglas was also a member of the Timothy Murphy American Legion Post #248.

Douglas was an avid bowler and was inducted to the Hall of Fame for Bowling in Schoharie County and was a recipient of the American Bowling Congress Silver Plaque.

He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda, who died in 1992.

Survivors include a brother: Henry D. Gardner of Buffalo Junction, VA, and a sister: Marjorie Williams of Waterville, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Rauhauser of the Middleburgh United Methodist Church. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home on Wed. from 6 to 8 PM. Spring interment will be in Middleburgh Cemetery.