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QUEENSBURY | John W. Gardner Jr., 80, of Fitzgerald Road, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.

Born Feb. 11, 1935, in Schenectady, he was the son of John W. and Margaret M. (Burns) Gardner.

Following high school, he attended Hudson Valley Tech School.

In 1956, John was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving two years until his honorable discharge in 1958.

On May 3, 1958, he married Connie M. Toomer at Christ the King Church in Albany.

As owner of the Glen Drive Inn Theater he loved his work there and did so until he

was 77 years old. Being in the entertainment business was very satisfying for him and he enjoyed seeing everyone having a great evening at the theater.

John had many other hobbies as well including boating, photography and astronomy.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Constance; three children, Cherrie Miller, John W. Gardner III and Brett A. Gardner; four grandchildren, Ben, Emily, Sarah and Elizabeth Miller; and a brother, William Burns Gardner.

Calling hours will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804.

A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph Busch, pastor of Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, officiating.

Burial will take place following the services at Pine View Cemetery on Quaker Road in Queensbury.

Condolences and floral arrangements may be sent directly to the funeral home or through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.

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