7848. Lewis M GARDNER Sr was born about 1925 in Maine.4758 He died in September 2004 at the age of 79 in Whiting, Washington, Maine, United States.4758 His Obituary appeared in the on 15 November 2005 LEWIS M. GARDNER SR.
KITTERY - Lewis M. Gardner Sr. was found dead in the woods in Whiting which he loved so much Nov. 1, 2005. He had gotten lost while trying to get help for his diabetic companion Sept. 19, 2004, when his car got stuck on a logging road. Born in Halls Mills, the oldest of six children to Waverly Gardner and Lucy Ackley Gardner. Predeceased by his parents, and brothers, Harold and Warren as well as his wife, Leona. Lewis was a loving husband and took care of his ill wife for most of their 48 years of marriage. Their primary home was in Kittery but they also maintained a home in Halls Mills where he grew up. He went to a one-room school house in Halls Mills as a child and later graduated from Washington Academy in East Machias. He was a member of the National Honor Society. With his natural talent for physics and his love of Latin, he was a physics and Latin tutor to many a struggling student. He also played basketball all four years of high school. Lewis was a motor machinist mate second class for which he was trained at Navy Pier in Chicago. He sailed aboard the minesweeper Pledge during World War II. His tour of duty was in the Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1946. His working career included being co-owner and founder of the Gardner & Johnson chainsaw business in Machias and the owner of a country store in Whitneyville. He worked for CIANBRO Construction and was part of the crew that constructed the I-95 high level bridge spanning the Piscataqua River. He was also a long time employee, as a mechanic, for Booth Fisheries/National Sea Products. Lewis loved to camp, hunt, garden and work on models of cars, ships and planes all his 79 years. He was a true jack of all trades. Hanging shingles and even painting his Halls Mills home up until the day he was lost. He is survived by his son Lewis Jr. (Bud) of Dover, N.H.; and daughter, Lynn Berg of Thornike, Mass.; as well as his two sisters and brother, Elizabeth Curtis, Christine Small and Donald. Lewis also had a granddaughter, grandson and two great-grandsons who have survived him. The Gardner Family would like to express their deepest thanks to Bob Wright who found Lewis. Bob has brought comfort and closure to the family. They would also like to thank the Maine Warden Service and ALL the volunteers who never gave up the search for Lewis and helped to bring him home. There will be a memorial service 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 21, at the Whiting Maine Town Hall. The family would like to invite all involved in the search to attend. There will be a Memorial and Graveside Service in Kittery once all arrangements have been completed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Portland Salvation Army requesting that funds be earmarked for the Lubec Unit. Hoping that these funds can provide the same comfort that was so graciously provided to all searchers and family members in September 2004.
Lewis M GARDNER Sr-59826 and Leona F -59827 had the following children: